It is my understanding that America must decrease it's dependence on oil, foreign first, then domestic. The congress is considering upping the ante for insuring a drilling operation to unaffordable levels ostensibly in pursuit of this objective. The oil industry is understandably opposed. Is this the method by which Uncle Sam is going to force America to exploit other technologies for energy production, by making oil production and associated products unaffordable and giveing incentives to non-fossil energy production? I expect this will Probably come in a series of legislative acts over the next few decades until oil base products are too costly to buy for the majority of the population. The public is not going to change over to clean energy sources themselves, people like the status quo. The loss of jobs and economies will not stop this train because the government sees a greater danger in continuing down the oil based economy track. This transition will not be painless.