The U.S. fossil-fuel dilemma is that the United States has vast, albeit finite, fossil-fuel resources, but we don’t exploit them sufficiently because of environmental and political reasons.
Many environmentalists and political activists believe their use causes man-made global warming, and by exploiting finite domestic energy resources we only discourage the development of infinite alternative energy sources—solar, wind, geothermal, etc. Thus we have allowed ourselves to become dependent on expensive foreign oil from volatile regions of the world.
As gas prices again soar, there is a way out of this dilemma, if only we have the common sense to see it. (Read the full column at EWRoss.com)
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