About 6 months ago, one of the Forbes brothers was a guest on a news program on oil. The host said to Forbes, “I am going to ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; how much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?” Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, “more than all the Middle East put together.”br /br /The US Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only scientists and oil men knew was coming, but it was big. It was a revised report (hadn’t been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of No Dakota, western So Dakota, and eastern Montana; check it out: http://bakkenshale.net/bakkenshalemap.htmlbr /br /I wonder why the US government isn’t doing anything about this? I wonder why the states aren’t doing anything about this? I love my country, but I don’t trust my government.