California-produced oil promotes energy independence, which means a secure, affordable supply of energy for our cars, businesses and homes. Importing oil leaves us dependent on foreign countries for our energy, putting our military personnel and loved ones in harm's way and subjecting us to price hikes for oil produced without California’s tough environmental standards.
Experts say California has enough reserves to produce virtually 100% of the oil we use. By tapping our state’s energy resources,
California can help the U.S. become independent from foreign oil, making our country safer and energy prices more affordable for millions.
What does becoming energy independent mean for California?
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