The Democrats have placed every energy source we have off-limits. Their tree-hugger friends have been waging a war against fossil-fuels for decades. Movies like "There Will Be Blood", a film I thought was dreadful, won Academy Awards. That Hollywood offering showed us the evils of oil production. It kind of reminded me of the China Syndrome. There Will Be Blood was a lame attempt to cast a pall on an energy industry that is so essential in every facet of our lives, yet we take it for granted, consider it to be evil, and demonize it at every turn. Barrack Obama once said while he was running for President that his new regulations would necessarily increase the price of energy. Excuse me??? Necessarily increase the price of energy??? It seems he doesn't mind that we have to pay twice as much for gas by this Summer, he said it was important that the price didn't go up too quickly. That way it wouldn't alarm us to any great extent. However, rising gas prices effect everything. The price of food, the price of transportation, the price of everything. I figure they're hoping that the price hits $5.00 by Memorial Day, and $10 after he wins re-election in 2012. But not too fast. That would piss people off. But why do they want this? There could be several reasons. I think it's because they hate oil. Even though the clothes they wear needs oil to produce. They hate it because most of them have been taught to hate it. That doesn't stop them from using it. Obama's Blackberry needed oil to produce the energy and the plastic it took to manufacture it. Every time he takes a trip in Air Force One he needs oil. Yet he hates it. He says it's an outdated energy source. Well, until they can come up with something that's more economical I suggest he stop doing everything he can to prevent us from using it. He's trying to invent the cart before the horse. He's talking about producing electric cars but he's not thinking about how we're gonna provide all of that electricity to power those cars. He's not telling you this, but his goal is to make fossil-fuels less affordable for us in the US. That's what it amounts to. He's working to drive the price up. And why??? To force us to look for alternative energy sources. This dishonest approach would ruin his chances of getting a second term, but that is what he's trying to do. BTW, clean coal technology doesn't exist. There is no way you can make coal clean unless you take everything out of it that makes is an energy source. So we're basically at the mercy of foreign oil-producers because our President has stopped all new drilling and the left has made sure that we have to buy 30% of our gas from foreign refineries. We haven't built a new refinery in over 20 years thanks to people like Obama. The goal that was publicized was that we needed to reduce our foreign energy dependence. Instead they have increased our dependence. Billions of our dollars are sent to countries that hate us in the Middle East and some of that goes toward terrorism. It takes loads of cash to keep suicide bombers and car bombers blowing themselves up in market places and train stations around the world. I would rather we cut off the golden-goose. Cut them off from their money sources. Now that the Middle East has become a powder-keg the price of oil is sky-rocketing again. I remember the days of the oil-embargoes of the 70s. Jimmy Carter was the President then. Strange that we now have a President that many compare to Jimmy Carter. He tries to compare himself to Reagan but he keeps showing how similar to the worst President in our history he is.