Every American consumes an average of three gallons of oil a day. Republicans and Democrats call this reliance on oil an "addiction"--an irrational, self-destructive habit that must be broken as soon as possible. This year's BP oil spill disaster is only making the chorus to "end our addiction to oil" louder. But if we examine the most common arguments for this idea, we see that they are myths. Oil is a vital, viable, and desirable part of our energy future.
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