By Alex Mills September 29, 2022 -- President Joe Biden is playing Russian roulette with America’s energy future. He has implemented policies designed to replace reliable energy sources with unproven renewables and depleted more than half the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which was implemented to serve as an insurance policy in the event of a catastrophe. Fossil fuels – crude oil, natural gas and coal – have provided a majority of the nation’s energy needs for decades, and they currently generate 80%. Petroleum products became such an important part to America’s economy and national security the U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the SPR in 1975 with the intention of protecting against energy supply interruptions in the future. The SPR consists of four underground salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana near the Gulf coast. It was finished in 1977 and it is authorized to hold up to 714 million barrels of unrefined crude oil. Its largest capacity was reached on Dec. 27, 2009 at 727 million barrels.