The Dangerous Delusions of 'Energy Independence'

Can the U.S. actually achieve energy independence? We’ll explore the idea this hour with a confirmed doubter, journalist Robert Bryce. Bryce, who has reported extensively on energy for nearly 20 years, argues that the bi-partisan call for energy independence is essentially “meaningless rhetoric” in his new book “Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of ‘Energy Independence'” (Public Affairs, 2008).