US oil thirst threatens security interests-lawmaker


By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday said America's thirst for crude oil has compromised its security, and called for conservation measures. Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat, took a swing at some of the world's biggest oil producers -- Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela and Iran -- at a hearing titled "Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Oil Dependence." "These are ...

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