The U.S. has been dependent on foreign oil for its energy needs for decades. Some analysts now say the country could become energy independent over the next decade. Still, exactly what "energy independence" means is in dispute.
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While many different stakeholders are interviewed for this article, their opinions only are featured primarily. More factual, neutral stats are needed to contextualize the experts' takes. I'm still left wondering about hydraulic fracturing; it's a relatively new technology and there seems to be many conflicting opinions on its long-term safety and efficiency.