It seems to me that it would be a good thing if the USA was energy independent. Is it is or is it ain't? Obama seems to be actively working against the possibility that we could ever be energy independent and I don't hear allot of political leaders putting this forward. We obviously could do this with the stores of Coal and Natural gas and the sudden availability of oil from shale. In ten years, we could be an OPEC nation instead of an OPEC slave. Would this be good or bad?