Energy: Mission Impossible?

Energy independence. Cutting the "addiction" to foreign oil.

They're political platitudes shared by pols on both sides of the aisle, but economists and energy experts argue it's not feasible or desirable to be energy independent.

So why do the media uncritically present energy independence not only as a possibility, but a political imperative?

My colleague Julia Seymour wrote about that in an article you can find here. You can get her newsletter stories straight to your e-mail inbox every Wednesday by subscribing to The Balance Sheet here.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters