Horizontal drilling is a new technology that, in conjunction with fracking, has exponentially increased recoverable oil and gas reserves in America. The media narrative suggests that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a new technology but this is false. Fracking is a sixty year old technology that has proven to be safe. But oil monopolies are using the EPA to limit fracking, thereby limiting production and maximizing price.
With the combined oil reserves of Mexico and Canada, the U.S. would be energy independent and Iran would have little ability to affect U.S. gasoline prices. But that would only happen if US financial and oil monopolies wanted the U.S. to continue as the world's most powerful economy and Constitutional Republic, and they don't. The monopolies that control America hate the idea of a soverign nation based on the rule of law and individual liberties. So they have partnered with Communist China as a means to bankrupt America and turn it into a virtual dictatorship with a command/control economy.
http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1264 (Resist gun control)