Is this piece from the Wall Street Journal right on target, or hopelessly anti-environment?
Amid $135 oil, it ought to be an easy, bipartisan victory to lift the political restrictions on energy exploration and production. Record-high fuel costs are hitting consumers and business like a huge tax increase. Yet the U.S. remains one of the only countries in the world that chooses as a matter of policy to lock up its natural resources. The Chinese think we're insane and self-destructive, while the Saudis laugh all the way to the bank.
Does it make sense to say "OK, that's it, no more oil, deal with it?" What will we do with all the cars already built? Should we go back to an agrarian life in the US? Should we risk destroying the US economy completely to avoid using our own resources? No war for oil? Why not use our own?
Via Instapundit, which everyone should be reading every day. You already are, aren't you?