We are wasting our oil resources on transportation. We need to develop bio-diesel for our transportation needs. How to do that? Well, you can take off on building a national industrial hemp industry. Meanwhile, I want to talk about building a national oil storage facility. We can employ thousands of geologist, petroleum engineers and laborers to build an oil storage facility 4 or 5 times as large as the one currently have. The one we have now was developed as a "lessons learned" response to the shortages we faced during WW II. Now, we need a bigger one to fend off price spikes and other calamities like going to war for oil.
We can drill on our own land. There are at least 10 states which have oil. We have federally owned land in those states, too. In a combined effort with the Department of Energy and the EPA, we can extract oil safely and not harm the environment. We can store the oil in railroad cars, or the way we do it now, underground. To pay for this, we sell some of it on the world market. We keep the rest.
We can continue to buy foreign oil at reasonable prices for all our non-transportaion needs. Plastics, fertilizer and many other industries need to use cheap oil. We can't go without it in those industries.
But, if there are interruptions in that supply, we have our own oil to use, thus, opting out of all the bullshit that goes on there. I don't wan't a war with big oil. I just want to become independent of them. I want to employ our steel industry and our engineers and our laborers to do it. We, the people, hire all those people away from big oil. They will work for us instead. They will comply with all the rules. We will take back our country.