Yes, clean coal can help reduce foreign oil dependencies, because there is a lot of oil in the United States. The United States has large oil reserves, and companies do an admirable job of minimizing impact to the environment when harvesting the coal and turning it into energies. Coal is plentiful and a good alternative to working with foreign countries on energy solutions.
I think clean coal would help reduce foreign oil dependencies simply by cutting down the needs of oil.
Lots of industries is using fuel to power up their machine which can also be powered by clean coal, and if we can make this transfer in coal it would definitely bring down the need of foreign fuels.