Will President Obama's retooled energy-security plan help wean the United States off foreign oil?
Obama has taken to the road several times in the past month touting his administration's energy plan, which is less ambitious than the one that Obama outlined in his State of the Union address earlier this year. It includes higher fuel-economy standards and incentives for biofuel, natural-gas, and electric vehicles. It also calls on the oil industry to drill in places where it already holds leases--instead of opening up new areas for energy production. Meanwhile, House Republicans are pushing legislation that expands oil and gas production and reverses several of Obama's policies.
Will Obama's plan--or at least parts of it--muster enough support in Congress? Should any component of it be taken out, or something new added? How do the Environmental Protection Agency's climate-change regulations fit into the president's proposal?