It's like saying if everyone on the Titanic had simply started bailing she wouldn't have gone down. Even if we produced every bit of oil under American soil, every drop, we would still import over half the the oil we use. All renewed drilling would accomplish is to delay the day of reckoning by a few years at best. And in the meantime, we cede leadership in the technologies of the future. The truth is, the idea of drilling for oil as an answer to our energy needs is only good for the bumper sticker makers.