Something to think about from the Northeast Kingdom (þ: Thing One)
While I may not agree with all of it, I've always thought that it's absolutely wrong of us to assume that polluting others' environment and digging for oil elsewhere is fine, while preserving our own portion of the globe for "cosmetic" reasons (eg., Kennedy v. windfarms).
Let's drill ANWR. Let's explore sugar cane-based ethanol. Let's increase our nuclear power plants. And let's stop pretending that the US has the right to $1/gallon oil.