This is an excellent article on potential energy independence for the United States and the future of domestic oil production. Set aside a few minutes at lunch and take it in. You'll feel smart and stuff.
I know a few people in the mitten that will dig what this article has to say. Here is the link:
(Photo: NEW SOURCES Oil sands pipes in Alberta, Canada, which has the world's second largest crude reserve. / Jimmy Jeong/Bloomberg News, via Getty Images)