Exxon chairman, Lee Raymond, said recently that energy independence for the US was "a myth". It's impossible. It's ludicrous. It's a pipe dream!
"Don't start farming solar energy. Don't tap wind power. For god's sake, don't start using hydrogen cells! STOP CONSERVING! YOU'VE GOT TO BURN MORE OIL! BURN BABY! BUUUURRRRNNNNN!!!!!!!!"
... he was reported to say something of the sort.