Not just the Northeast.
For the first time in my life, the US is capable of producing sufficient domestic energy to eliminate imports.
And the shale/resource plays are how it can be done.
Orbital Solar is the ultimate Power source, till then, drill baby drill and burn baby burn those hydrocarbons!
With orbital solar WE could be come the wolrd’s energy supplier and if someone pisses us off enough we can just shut down their power satelites like OPEC shuts down our oil.
I would love to see the saudis squirm when we shut down down their microwave power downlink.