In 1974, Richard Nixon promoted the possibility of U.S. energy
independence in six years. In 1975, Gerald Ford promised it in ten.
And in 2007, Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani, Hillary Clinton, Mitt
Romney, John Edwards and John McCain all trumpeted energy
independence as an essential priority for the next president. In
2007, six books were published hailing energy independence as the
answer to everything from global warming to terrorism. But what is
energy independence? Is it possible? In Gusher of Lies
(2008), Robert Bryce breaks
down and debunks the myth of energy independence.