The Democratic led U.S. Senate is hoping to pass an energy bill that raises fuel efficiency standards for auto manufacturers in the hope of offering Americans relief at the pump. Also, the bill would increase ethanol production by five times the amount it is currently at. With prices at about $3 a gallon across the country, many Americans are having to work a day's work just to pay for gas to get to work the next day. This is a start, but I wish there was something they could do now. And what about oil prices in general? When are we going to stand up against Big Oil or research alternative fuels?