they are finding alternate energy sources.. Biodiesel
is a perfect example. but, it is getting a luke-warm response. not only from the public, but from the gas stations and pumping facilities that are vital to its survival.
please dont fool yourself into thinking that the govt is even remotely serious about trying to find 'alternatives' to oil/gas/petroleum. i would guess that at least 10-15% of the entire worlds finances is based on oil based products.. so, until they are literally forced to make the change, they are gonna keep drilling holes in the earth til she is totally tapped out.. its sad but true.
so, that leaves us with three options..
1.- keep paying outrageous prices to other people for 'their' oil.
2.- invade and conquer other peoples lands and make 'their' oil, 'our' oil.(PS-bush is currently in the process of trying to do that)
3.- or, drill for it on our OWN F'ING LAND!!
these are just my opinions.. but its good to see this thread again.. i just didnt want to be the one to bring it back to life.