Starting with Reagan, addiction of foreign oil has been the Republican Plan all along. Under Bush/Cheney, the plan finally came to fruition. This is why we pay billions in subsidies to oil companies. Republicans know only a tiny amount of oil we use could ever come from the Gulf. That's just a "sideshow". A way to blame the current administration for their policies which are designed to keep America addicted. Obviously, this is why Republicans fight to keep us from investing in "renewables". What other reason could there be?