While I am all for getting America off foreign oil and natural gas, there are serious issues with natural gas drilling here in the U.S. which must be addressed as we ramp up this technology. According to Propublica, (http://www.propublica.org/topic/energy-environment
) 1 in 12 Americans lives in a drought area already, and according to Propublica and Scientific American (http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=drill-for-natural-gas-pollute-w...
), hydraulic fracturing causes wide-spread and very dangerous contamination of scarce drinking water with poisons such as benzene and other chemicals that are so flammable that they caused at least one house to explode when its water supply was contaminated. In New York City there are protests against drilling the Marcellus shale because it might contaminate our aquifers, costing us billions to rectify. What is your answer to this and can we really go to domestic NG supplies with these kinds of production problems? Other countries either have lesser populations, more accessible NG supplies, or simply don't care what happens to their populations (cancer rates are soaring in Iraq while oil and NG drilling increases, but you rarely hear about that here). Don't we owe it to ourselves to look into alternative transportation fuels like fuel cells (e.g. the Honda CRX), electric hybrids - e.g. flywheel/electric (http://www.accesstoenergy.com/view/atearchive/s76a3684.htm
), compressed air/electric (http://zeropollutionmotors.us/