If we were to tap our own proven oil, we would have enough for hundreds, possibly a thousand years, and create thousands of jobs. Not to mention that the mere talk that we would do that, would send oil down in trading immediately. So the question is why aren't we?
No matter what pie in the sky green crap the left come up with it is years, if not decades away from any real use in this country. It would seem that as the onion continues to be peeled back, that the short term consequences of their agenda at every turn bring about the weakening of this country. Maybe it is really no more complicated than that.