So, you believe in drilling. OK, here's what drilling will get us, now try to pay attention, this is according to the "World Fact Book" written by the CIA. US proven oil reserves are 21.76 billion barrels. US daily consumption is 20.73 million barrels a day.(2004 numbers) Of that the US Imports about 60% or 12.41 million barrels a day.(T.Boone says its almost 70%) So if we exploited all proven reserves tomorrow (an impossability) we could be free of imported oil for about 4.8 years after which we would have no oil reserves and would be importing 100% of our oil. Even if we explored under every square foot of America and could somehow double our national reserves (very doubtful) that would only give us less than ten years at which point we would be entirely dependent on imported oil and without any reserves. Finally, what makes you think that if we did exploit our reserves that America would get any of that oil? It wouldn't belong to America, it would belong to the multi national oil corps. who will simply sell it to the highest bidder, China, India, whoever.