I am not surprised. It has been going on for 20 years like that, even they chant getting the" energy changes", but they will never got around to it or touch it. They think it would solve the problem by change to alternative energy right away after gas prices surge, but it would cost us more to have this new investments and improving the technology to use with like corn, soy, winds, etc... New tax on us (Global Warming Tax) I just wish they would just let drill a long time ago while work on making new kind of cars, etc and so that we can take off oil dependence/gradually with low prices in there. In this case, probably would kill Oil companies more by bring up more higher prices on gas when Obama would put the windfall tax on Oil Companies. In early 90's, ex- president Clintoon vetoed everything of drilling bill and also did nothing about until somebody has to deal with this. For right now, it takes about 20 more years before we have complete of hybrids and hydrogen's, and electric cars and it won't happen in our generation, probably for next two generations. For Ted Kennedy's home town, He must be worrying about the nuclear waste spill into his house just like the liberals worry about oil spill. With the new technology we have, we have not had the oil spills since then.