Barack Obama understands that while many factors are contributing to record oil prices, we must do everything we can to help ease the burden on struggling families in the near term while putting in place policies like conservation, development of alternative fuels and investments in new technologies to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce oil consumption by 35 percent, or 10 million bar

America has always risen to great challenges, and our dependence on oil is one of the greatest we have ever faced. It

Barack Obama has worked to ensure that our nation's environmental laws and policies balance America's need