Well, Americans have a fleet of several hundred million vehicles that will be rendered obsolete overnight if we don't do drilling until we are absolutely certain we have located all the oil that there is in the territorial USA or its waters. We may as well do this because the greenhouse gas theory is coming unglued as it becomes more and more obvious that the globe is currently cooling. This cooling is explicable only by contorted "global warming causes global cooling" explanations, or by simply assuming that sunspot activity matters a lot more than the burning of fossil fuels when it comes to climate change.
For fixed station power requirements, we could quit tearing down smaller dams that produce local electricity, prevent flooding, and provide irrigation water for agriculture. At least two dams are scheduled to be deconstructed in Oregon and some truthful computer-generated photoshop illustrations of just how many hundreds of acres of windmills and solar arrays it will really take to replace those two dams would be useful to the understanding of increasingly dumbed-down Americans.
Forty new nuclear plants would also help. Scientists who claim that the waste disposal problem hasn't been solved rely upon estimates that 10,000 years from now there could be small leaks of some radiation into ground water. By that time 95% of the interred radioactive waste will be inert and harmless, but the remaining residue could conceivably harm something in an absolutely worst case scenario. All this assumes, however, that there will not be anyone around in 10,000 years who could easily fix such problems. Why assume that?
Lastly, the USA is unquestionably the Saudi Arabia of coal.
We could go to clean coal technology and not only power our homes and industry basically forever at reasonable cost, or we could continue to emit carbon dioxide and have really rather cheap energy, including producing liquid fuel for vehicles from coal. Since man-caused global warming looks more and more like an impetuous, hysterical, mob psychology type of epic scientific blunder, why not go the latter route until our nation recovers economically? The prosperous middle and lower working class in America was not built on the good intentions and wise policies of government technocrats, nor on the benevolence of successful capitalists, but on the abundance of cheap resources, ESPECIALLY ENERGY.