The cost in resources and lives to bring fuel to Afghanistan and Iraq is just too great. Fossil fuel is imported, and for every 24 fuel convoys, one soldier or civilian working on transport was killed.
Whitman apparently hopes that voters won't connect the dots between her token opposition to Proposition 23 and her intention to achieve the same end result as Governor. It's a cynical ploy, even for a cruciferous vegetable.
Corrupt regulatory oversight, cutting corners to save costs, chanting "Drill, baby, drill." Like an addict resorting to riskier behavior to get a "fix", we have adopted riskier measures to feed our addiction to oil.