In an article titled "High Prices At The Gas Pump: NIMBYS, BANANAS, and Greens" by Tom DeWeese, Mr. DeWeese says that if we truly want to know who is behind the rising gas prices then we only need to look at our neighbor or for some just look in the mirror. Mr. DeWeese says that we as a country have let the environmentalists and our own need for a "veiw" stop the production of domestic fossil fuels.
Not only are we limited in our oil production, but we dont have the capacity to refine oil, since there hasn't been any refineries built in the U.S. since 1976. He says that this is because nobody wants to have a refinery in thier town, who wants the smell and the big trucks on the highways.
I think we need to tell our legislators that we want more land opened up for exploration and some of the red tape cut that makes refineries so hard to build.