Gas prices are not "low." They may be lower than they were three months ago, but we've got a long way to go till we hit $1.25 a gallon. It's still nearly twice that in DC.
My hero, Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (D.WA.), was Chairman of the Senate Energy Committee. At the time of the first Arab oil boycott he said there would be "$100 a barrel oil."
At today's prices that would be about $400-$500 a barrel. It's at about $65 now. Some experts are predicting single-digit per barrel oil prices in the near future.
And all that is despite the fact that we have given nuclear power a run-around. That's the no-greehouse-gas emissions source of nuclear power, or thorium power. It said when nuclearpower was first developed it would be "too cheap to meter." Not now. Some of the subsequent regulations (some wise, many idiotic) have made nuclear more xpensive than fossil fuels.
But even the former President of Greenpeace and some liberal Democrats have now come out for nuke power.
Don't your chickens etc. etc.