Oil-And-Gas Boom Interrupts Greening of America: Caroline Baum

Robin West  |  Bloomberg
14 March 2012

Energy independence, the Holy Grail for every U.S. president since Jimmy Carter, is within reach, oil-industry executives and analysts tell NPR. Within the next 10 years, the U.S. will no longer have to import crude oil and will be able to export natural gas, energy economist Philip Verleger says. PFCEnergy Chief Executive Officer Robin West compares the impact of the “shale gale” to the fall of the Berlin Wall.