End dependence on foreign oil
Become energy independent
Drill for oil at home
Open ANWR to Drilling
Increase offshore oil drilling
Build More Refineries
Develope alternate energy sources which are cleaner and more efficient.
Gradually wean ourselves from oil
The high cost of food is related to the high cost of fuel, although that is not the only reason. The average American meal travels about 1500 miles from farm to plate. Doesn't it cost extra money and fuel to transport food that distance? I live in California, yet in my local food stores I see avocado from Chile, cantaloupe from Guatemala, asparagus from Peru, oranges from South Africa or Australia, green pepper from Mexico and garlic from China. So while California is transporting it's produce across the rest of the country, my little town is getting imported food. Does that make any sense? What has happened is we have become too global. What is needed is the local food system needs to be rebuilt. In the mean time I will support the local farmers.