Too bad Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado doesn't name names when he says that some Democrats oppose oil shale development because they'd prefer that people quit driving.

Fortune: Has oil shale development always been a partisan issue or is this something new?

Sen. Allard: It is something new. The issue with the Democrats now is they want to cut off any source of carbon. And there are those in the Senate who believe the more expensive you make gasoline, the less driving people do and you force conservation by making driving so expensive people can't afford it.

Somehow I don't get the idea that these Democrats themselves would stop driving or flying. They just want the rest of us to.

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