We'd love energy independence, but we'll never get it from Waxman or any of the clowns in Washington today. We need to drill our own while increasing the use of coal, natural gas and nuclear.
The dumb butts in DC want to kill all those ideas. But until somebody increases the storage capabilities of batteries by a factor of 10 or 12, increases photovoltaic cells efficiency by at LEAST 250%, or invents a perpetual motion machine, our choices are coal, natural gas, nuclear and drilling for own oil. Otherwise, no energy independence for many, many years. Perhaps obamamessiah will make clean oil flow from the rocks, but I can assure you that no one in congress can even comprehend what the hell we're talking about.