This was one of the best segments I've seen Rachel do, because nobody else has bothered to tackle the idea (with any depth) that energy independence via more U.S. drilling is bull pucky.
Oil drilled in America does not stay in America. Nope, it goes right to the world market. There is no such thing as "our oil supply". It all goes to the same place.
For four decades, the talking points have been: For the future of our planet, we will end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.
"That is awesome campaign rhetoric."
As Rachel says, we need to change the argument... not about when, where, whether we drill, but that we use too much oil.
The crisis is oil. Not how and where we get it. The crisis can't be solved by drilling for more.
Watch and learn: