"God dang. Fetch me the lamp from the barn, Dirk, i can't see for shit. Whilst you're at it; Get in the automobile and take a ride down to Macdonalds and buy me a super duper sized Big Mac meal. I dont think i'll be able to fit thru this vent shaft"
I don't have a problem with that per se, but I'm pissed that it's not the DOE saying, 'Let's find some real alternatives to petroleum and fast!' and dumping real money into all this research. The dying petroleum industry gets upwards of 80 billion in subsidies per year, whilst renewable energy gets a mere billion. Shows just who owns the politicians. Fuckers all!
Why change to a new type of fuel source when you can make an utter shitload of money for many more years using a tried and tested method?. The petroleum companies obviously have an alternative source up their sleeves and are waiting until they have bled dry those who will pay for petrol.