Kick the Oil Habit!
10 years ago
Thanks again for taking a first step with the Center for American Progress Action Fund as we work to help America Kick the Oil Habit. Your request to ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell, Valero, and ConocoPhillips to double the number of fuel stations selling E85 is not being made alone. Just yesterday a bipartisan group of 16 Senators and Representatives from Michigan asked President Bush to encourage these same companies to increase the number of E85 fuel stations in Michigan. Our campaign is working. Help keep the pressure on! In our last email, we asked for your help increasing the number of people taking action to 20,000. Well, we are pleased to report that as of this morning more than 22,500 people have joined the campaign. Thank you for making your voices heard! To keep the pressure on we must continue to grow our numbers: Email 5 friends right now and ask them to take action! In addition to our online efforts, we're working hard offline to help convince oil companies and our elected Representatives that they must join us in our effort to Kick the Oil Habit. Last week, John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, submitted testimony on Oil Dependence and Economic Risk to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In his testimony, Podesta described many of the dangers of America's oil addiction. Here is what he said about its implications for our foreign policy: The defense of the global oil infrastructure is another cost born in large part by the United States. Around the world, the U.S. military is charged with protecting pipelines, refineries, and strategic sea lanes from terrorist or insurgent attack. The Department of Defense has stepped up its arms deliveries and training to forces in Angola and Nigeria. As long as American forces remain in Iraq, a significant number of them will spend their time guarding highly vulnerable pipelines, refineries, loading facilities, trucking routes, and other petroleum installations. Read John Podesta's full testimony here Thank you, Brian Komar for Kick the Oil Habit and the Center for American Progress Action Fund http://www.kicktheoilhabit.org/