This is a post for all the faithful readers of ABG who work the comment section of each post like a rented mule. We suggest you head over to the Department of Energy's website and let them know what you think. After all, they're asking for it.
As the price of crude oil remains at historically high levels, production of oil from alternatives like tar sands and shale oil continues to expand. Unfortunately, while these oil sources may not be coming from overseas (even though the tar sands are north of the border), producing the oil generates large amounts of greenhouse gases.