sorry I cannot find previous comments on oil. the nuts in favour of drilling seem to ignore the years of delays to begin the process of drilling, extracting, transporting, refining, transporting some more, and the costs involved as though the act of saying 'drill baby drill' will give us quarter a gallon in the tank. 40 years ago, for all the drilling and damaged caused on the west and gulf coasts, and Alaska, this country had all of (about) 15% refining capacity; now it is less than 1/2 that. Our oil, what we have 'drilled baby drilled', goes abroad for refining and returns as foreign oil at those inflated barrel prices we hate. Please correct me if I am wrong. And we know we need alternatives. President Carter's efforts went for naught. Just imagine where we could be had we followed him to the promised land of alternative energies (nearly) 35 years ago. Staggering. This planet is a finite resource; our stewardship leaves much to be desired. Green is the future and the today, if we will but recognize, imagine, and do. Thank you.