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Drill, Baby, Drill?

Is offshore drilling the key to national energy independence? In a word: no. Check out this graph from the U.S. Energy Information Administration....

Is offshore drilling the key to national energy independence? In a word: no. Check out this graph from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Offshore drilling projects that we launch now wouldn't begin producing oil until 2017 and would only supply 1.2% of U.S. annual oil consumption. If we're addicted to oil, offshore drilling is analogous to combing through the carpet for that last hit when you should just be checking into rehab.Via TreeHugger. Photo from EVWorld.