Re: “With right policies, U.S. can attain ‘energy independence’” (Robert J. Samuelson column, 4-5).
The initial display of reason in Samuelson’s recent piece was a welcome respite. Alas, to endure was to be dismayed. But I was resolute to wade through the hyperbole and grasp at straws of commonality.
Samuelson does admit we “can’t drill our way out of dependence” from “erratic” global oil-market gyrations which inflate gas prices (along with speculation) and over which we have “little control” and fesses up to the drill-baby-drill farce.
But onward and upward; Samuelson then imagines a fanciful natural gas nirvana.