Mitt Romney unveiled his energy plan on Thursday, saying that if he was elected he would strive for "North American" energy independence by 2020. Romney said he would ramp up the U.S.'s production of oil and natural gas on federal land and off the nation's coasts, which he claimed would add some three million jobs. "This is not some pie-in-the-sky kind of thing," he said. "This is a real, achievable objective." Analysts say the biggest policy change in Romney's strategy would be his proposal to give states control over energy development of federal land within their borders. The Obama administration criticized Romney's plan for relying too heavily on fossil fuels.
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