Canadian oil sands will be economically beneficial for Illinois, boosting production of goods - inluding oil refining - and adding more Illinois jobs. This reliable supply of affordable energy will also lead to energy security for Illinois businesses and residents.
Importing oil from our allies and friends is not only good for our national security -- it's good for our financial security.
Oil from Canada is in such abundance it can provide the United States with nearly 170 billion barrels of oil and remain our nation's biggest supplier of imported oil.
The United States' energy demand is projected to grow through 2030, and America is striving to meet its growing energy demands with all viable sources, including fossil fuels, renewables and alternative energy supplies.