I read the following two Op-Ed pieces from the NY Times earlier this week. The first is an interesting reasoning as to why we should allow drilling in ANWR and restricted offshore sites. I don't know that I agree with the idea of destroying one ecosystem to save 5 others.
The second piece made me feel a bit more optimistic about our oil situation. If we find the right alternative, I agree with the author that oil will become as obsolete as whale blubber.