This is a great idea, I think, using hair to soak up the oil - please watch the video below. It is environmentally sound and do-able.
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Planting only 6 percent of the continental United States with biomass crops such as hemp would supply all current domestic demands for oil and gas.
Did you know the average American spends 33 of 40 working hours to support their need for energy? It's true; 80 percent of the total monetary living expense for everything we do is ultimately wrapped up in energy costs; from the energy it takes to make the food we eat, to fuel for the cars we drive, to the manufacturing, storage and transportation of the products we buy. And 80 percent of solid and airborne pollution in our environment can be blamed on fossil energy sources. It is estimated that America has already exhausted 80 percent of its fossil fuel reserves.
Industrial hemp is the number one biomass producer on earth, meaning an actual contender for an economically competitive, clean burning fuel. Hemp has four times the biomass and cellulose potential and eight times the methanol potential of its closest competing crop - corn. Burning coal and oil are the greatest sources of acid rain; biomass fuels burn clean and contain no sulphur and produce no ash during combustion. The cycle of growing and burning biomass crops keeps the world s carbon dioxide level at perfect equilibrium, which means that we are less likely to experience the global climactic changes (greenhouse effect) brought about by excess carbon dioxide and water vapors after burning fossil fuels.
GOOGLE HEMP, GO TO WIKIPIDIA
THE TWO MAIN REASONS WE ARE IN SUCH AN ENVIROMENTAL MESS TODAY
1) The decision of the United States Congress to pass the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act was based in part on testimony derived from articles in newspapers owned by William Randolph Hearst, who, some authorsTemplate:Http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAhearst.htm stress, had significant financial interests in the forest industry, which manufactured his newsprint.
2) Hemp paper threatened DuPont's monopoly on the necessary chemicals for manufacturing paper from trees and hemp fiber cloth would compete with Nylon, a synthetic fibre, that was patented in 1938, the year hemp was made illegal It is often asserted in pro-cannabis publications that DuPont actively supported the criminalization of the production of hemp in the US in 1937 through private and government intermediates, and alleged that this was done to eliminate hemp as a source of fiberone of DuPont's biggest markets at the time. DuPont denies allegations that it influenced hemp regulation.
3)Hemp for Victory is a black-and-white United States government film made during World War II, explaining the uses of hemp, encouraging farmers to grow as much as possible.
THE GOVERNMENT MUST KNOW THE REAL VALUE OF USING HEMP IT HELPED SAVE THIS COUNTRY DURING WW2!!
I heard about using hair to soak up oil spills a few days ago. I'm sending in hair from myself and my companions, but I didn't want to stop there. I'm in the process of contacting all my local hair salons and pet groomers to see if they'd like to get on board -- It would make such a greater difference! Donations are tax-deductable. Please contact salons & groomers in your area with relevant information, which can be found here:
Another thing we can all do is USE LESS OIL! Spills like the recent catastrophe wouldn't be so common if demand for oil went down. As consumers, it is our right and obligation to make this happen!
There are also several petitions that could help prevent further oil damage, some of which are listed below:
Stop Shell's Offshore Drilling in Arctic - Deadline in five days!
Say No to World's Dirtiest Oil
Ban New Offshore Drilling
Hold Oil Companies Accountable
Get Off Oil