The US Supreme Court has refused to order Vice President Dick Cheney to release secret papers detailing the administration's energy policy.
But after judging the application brought by environmental groups, the Supreme Court kept the case alive by sending it back to a lower court.

The papers, which detail meetings of Mr Cheney's so called energy task force, were first sought back in 2002.

A Congressional watchdog first demanded the papers after the Enron scandal.

But 10 months later, in December 2002, a US District Court judge ruled that the taskforce papers could remain closed.
Either we're running out of oil faster than we think , or there is something else 8O
Funny you should say that - there's a story going around the internet on this very subject (oil shortages). Do a Google on Peak Oil. I'm not convinced (yet).