Drill here! Drill now!
The USA has enough oil, coal and natural gas to run our economy for centuries. We have safe nuclear power technology. Cooperative research between US companies and universities is improving solar, wind and other renewable energy sources.
We send over $700 billion a year to foreign countries to buy oil. If we kept that money at home, the recession would be over. We have the technology and appropriate regulations to make domestic energy production safe and clean. Domestic energy means thousands of high-paying jobs for Americans. It means billions of dollars in new business for US companies. It means billions of dollars for federal state and local governments -- money we don't have to pay in taxes.