As will all energy sources. $5.00 a gallon for gasoline is intentional. It is not the result of "peak oil" or China, or India.
The intention is to drive Americans away from"evil" fossil fuels and into the unicorn dust of solar and wind power. The Energy Information Agency (EIA) indicates that all fuels will skyrocket within the next 6 months. As high as $180 per barrel of West Texas Intermediate. Big Environmental has been able to co-opt government to the point where it is nearly impossible to exploit coal, oil and natural gas reserves in the United States. Nearly 800 billion barrels of oil equivalent are available in shale in the Western United States. 11 billion barrels off the west coast, likely more in ANWR. More off the East Coast and in the gulf. We have more energy in coal than the Middle East has in oil. And we can touch none of it.
In the meantime, the Obama Administration wants us to take food out of the supply to make ethanol, an inferior fuel that is little better than a "wash" in energy balance (and some say much worse) and does nothing to "help the environment" (which, by the way is doing fine compared to when I was a child). They want us to take inferior energy sources in the form of solar and wind which I have chronicled so many times in these pages that you can probably find it easily. The Progressives pay lip service to the idea of nuclear, but shut down the Yucca Mountain repository (it is not a "dump" - in no way does a big ol' Waste Management truck back up and dump out a bunch of nuclear waste. Again, the iconography is intentional).
We are in a huge dilemma here. We are up that proverbial waterway of fecal matter with no means of propulsion. By summer, expect to be, economically where we were 2 years ago. And it is intentional. Want to talk "high crimes and misdemeanors"? Want to talk treason of the highest order? This is it. I accuse this Administration and the Progressives in general of treason against the United States of America for intentionally destroying the economy and National Security of the Country through energy policy. Any takers?