This short doc was made in August 2008, at the height of high gasoline prices and the "Drill Here, Drill Now" chants. I produced, shot and edited this piece at the American News Project, under Executive Producer/Correspondent Nick Penniman, and with a lot of help from Garland McLaurin and Lagan Sebert. Here's the description from last summer:

"Energy is currently the most debated issue on Capitol Hill, and Republicans in Congress have seized the moment to stage a political coup, blaming Democratic resistance to expanded domestic oil drilling for high gas prices. Democrats have started to cave to some of the pressure. But would more drilling help anytime soon?"

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