Democrats are considering a carbon cap/trade system which could, in addition to increasing the cost of practically all forms of energy, result in an increase of $1.50 to $5.00 per gallon above the $4 per gallon we're paying now. Great idea! This should be great for the economy! What could help an economy staggering under the weight of $4/gallon gas more than taking the lousy 4 bucks a gallon and making it 8 or 9? Inhofe also has a good idea of why we're sitting at $4/gallon already: http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080515172437.aspx Now, obviously, things like increased demand for oil in China/India; the falling dollar; and war in the middle east also play a role. But how can anyone deny that the constant resistance to doing anything to increase domestic oil production is also playing a significant part in our present difficulty? And surely this is not the time to pile on regulations that will cause further increases in the cost of energy.