That said, I bear the costs of driving a vehicle that only gets 19 to 20 mpg on the highway. Its a choice I made and I don't want the government subsidizing an oil company just to make it easier for me. You see in a market economy there are trade offs like that. If you want to drive a truck, then the trade off is that you will spend much more on gas than someone that drives a prius. If you want to drive a prius, then the trade off is that you can't take it off road or haul as much of your crap around in it. There is not some enviro conspiracy that is leading to high gas prices. The oil industry spends nearly a hundred dollars lobbying congress for every dollar the Sierra Club spends. The oil industry pretty much gets it way. The problem is that we live in a world of peaking production and increasing demand and you can subsidize all the raping of the environment that you want its not going to change that.