In the last few months, the price of gas has shot up tremendously, and we are now paying over $4 a gallon for gasoline. It used to be around 2-3 dollars a gallon. One thing that I advocate is drilling in ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge). I know that there are a lot of environmentally conscious people in Chicago and other parts of the country who are adamantly opposed to such a thing. We keep importing oil from the Saudis and another reason why food prices are up is because we are using more corn to produce ethanol. That leaves less corn available for food.
While I personally take mass transit, A) I don't care for it so much B) It is less convenient in Chicago than other eastern cities and C) Many people NEED cars to get around. How can this oil problem be solved?