Someone at Salon.com, that bastion of liberal “thought” has finally noticed that energy retrieval technology has moved on from the 1970s.
Really?!? I thought we were all supposed to be dead by now!
It turns out that with the new, improved way of getting the stuff out of the ground, we may have enough natural gas and petroleum to last us millennia. Scare stories about it nonetheless, fracking works quite well in producing both natural gas and oil.
And North America has huge reserves of both. As does the rest of the world. We're not running out any time soon.
If the Imperial Federal Government would ever get out of the way, we could tell OPEC to take their oil and shove it! And stop supplying some of the most oppressive regimes on the planet with readily spendable petro dollars, too. If we stop buying their oil and financing their regimes, maybe the populace could make the Arab Spring into an Arab Lifestyle!