Public Opinion: Can the United States Achieve Energy Independence?

Is it an achievable or even desirable policy? A pair of experts disagree—join the debate now.

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Record gasoline prices are affecting every aspect of the U.S. economy, and the nation's burgeoning energy problems have become a frontline issues in the presidential election. Can the United States achieve energy independence? Is it a realistic goal, and would it even be a desirable national policy? Joseph Romm of the Center for American Progress says yes, while PFC Energy's J. Robinson West says no. Post your thoughts below.