More offshore drilling is not the answer. But if we need a new law to move things along -- even though nothing now is preventing the oil companies from doing so on the 44 million acres they have under lease -- may I suggest a clause for the bill?
Every drop of oil from this legislation has to be sold and consumed in the United States.
Otherwise, domestic energy security is just a cover for increase Big Oil profits generated in foreign lands -- and at home, too.
Cheers to Trading Places for headline inspiration.