The United States is in the midst of a transformation in our capacity to produce the energy it needs to be independent and secure. For decades our country has relied on imported energy sources. This made America vulnerable to hostile regimes and dangerous supply disruptions. That has changed. In recent years, the U.S. has been building its domestic energy reserves and finding new ways to access our country’s natural resources. We must not allow political interests to derail America’s goal of reaching true energy independence that will make our country and people safer and more prosperous.