As filling up our tanks sneaks up on a 3-digit expense, some misguided people think the answer is to do even more domestic drilling. Not only will it not help, it’s unnecessary. One reason is that almost 75% – about 33 million acres – of public lands that oil companies already have access to currently lie idle. (http://wilderness.org/OurIssues/Energy/DrillingWilderness.cfm)
What it will do is put some of the most precious, non-renewable environments our species has left into the hands of the very same kinds of people who have already demonstrated a willingness to gladly destroy these last natural jewels for whatever profit they can wring from them.
You don’t have to stay silent. You can make your opinions known to the very people who supposedly represent us.