Matt Yglesias makes a great point about the "oil addiction" business.
There are three kinds of problems that people tend to have about oil. The most politically salient of them is that people are concerned that gasoline costs too much. The most longstanding of them is that gasoline is bad for the environment. The chic high-minded one is that gasoline is bad geopolitics.
People keep wanting to get on the right side of all three of these concerns, but it’s worth appreciating that they’re somewhat in tension.
There’s some great discussion in the comments too.