COVID-19 shows what happens if one lets other countries run essentials one needs. In Austria, we don’t even make those crappy face masks and disinfectant ourselves. We must import most of the stuff we need to function. And when the crap hits the fan, we turn into turds in record time. Energy is absolutely essential and shale gives the US more elbow power than 5 carrier groups: Trump must kick off the rebuilding of US industry and this can’t be done by letting shale go to the dogs. The new world will not run on the tools of the old world. Globalism is great when all countries live by the same or similar values. Until then, if you want peace, prepare for was. And war costs money.
With the United States shale industry teetering on the edge, a lot is at risk for the country, including its energy security