The American Revolution for Energy Independence

February 17, 2012 by

You wouldn’t know it, but according to recent reports the United States is on the road to energy independence. That’s the same “energy independence” that American political leaders have been promising the electorate for years, lambasting America’s addiction to foreign oil. And thanks to a relatively unknown sedimentary rock called shale, it seems that true energy independence may very well be within arms reach. Recent technological advancements in hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” and horizontal drilling has unleashed access to a wealth of oil and gas shale deposits formerly thought inaccessible. And the discoveries since have been monumental.