I am sure Obama in a second term will either kill oil production or make it explode he has nothing to lose.
Nuclear just makes sense. China is going nuts with nuclear right now and pretty soon they will be by far the world leader in nuclear energy. And we even have the advantage that we can just stick them in the midwest or somewhere where earthquakes never happen and everything will be fine. Hell, it took an earthquake and a tsunami to cause problems, just think how safe a plant would be in Iowa....
Report Sees U.S. as Top Oil Producer, Overtaking Saudi Arabia, in 5 Years - NYTimes.comQuote:
Mr. Levi said that the agency’s report was generally “good news” for the United States because it highlighted the nation’s new sources of energy. But he cautioned that being self-sufficient did not mean that the country would be insulated from seesawing energy prices, since those oil prices are set by global markets. “You may be somewhat less vulnerable to price shocks and the U.S. may be slightly more protected, but it doesn’t give you the energy independence some people claim,” he said.
Also, he noted, the agency’s projection of United States self-sufficiency assumed that the country would improve gas mileage in cars and energy efficiency in homes and appliances. “It’s supply and demand together that adds up to this striking conclusion,” Mr. Levi said.
Dr. Birol said the agency’s prediction of increasing American self-sufficiency was 55 percent a reflection of more oil production and 45 percent a reflection of improving energy efficiency in the United States, primarily from the Obama administration’s new fuel economy standards for cars. He added that even stronger policies to promote energy efficiency were needed in the United States and many other countries.