President Obama has a plan — doesn’t he always? — to wean us off of foreign oil:
He called for a fuel-saving strategy of producing more electric cars, converting trucks to run on natural gas, building new refineries to brew billions of gallons of biofuels and setting new fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles. Congress has been debating similar measures for years.
There was no mention of renewed domestic drilling, other than to repeat Energy Secretary Ken Salazar’s debunked claim that everything is hunky-dory with Gulf production.