Are you aware that the US pays $ 0.5 trillion / year for oil imports? That's a lot of wealth leaving this country. On top some countries use this wealth to actually build out solar farms in the desert for supplying the world with energy after oil... If you wanna know where your $3 a gallon is going you may want to check out some of the pictures from the oil exporting nations frpom 5 years ago, now and what's planned. I think any activity to increase our independense from oil will be good for this country.