Our society must escape the grasp of foreign oil suppliers. We must find and develop domestic sources of petroleum. A comprehensive energy policy must include off shore drilling and the careful use of the petroleum available in ANWR. We must also promote wind power, solar power and other alternative sources of energy. Ethanol must also be a key component of our energy future. Doing nothing will not solve this problem and local issues such as funding for schools, public safety issues, etc. are directly linked to this issue which must be addressed.