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!
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:
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:
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
It is vital to get projects like Mata de Sesimbra underway, Once it can be proven that these communities not only work, they can be modern and productive too, hopefully there will be countries crying out for them and the next 4 won't be such a struggle! Please support sustainable living today!
In San Jose California, they now have hydrogen vehicles. Granted there not cheap. But if mass produced and given incentives for fossil fuel cars is the way to go. No emissions to the Environment. And if big oil gets out of the White house can be done. GM and other American and foreign companies have these vehicles. I believe this is the way to go.
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The best way to hurt rich people is to turn them into poor people. The best way of ending the petroleum industry is to stop using oil.
Judging by what people drive, I would say that the United States is about 100% Facist. I have seen no apparent interest in buying hybrids for fuel-efficient cars. In fact, SUVs keep getting bigger.
What can we do? I feel like attending Leftists meetings and putting "I'm a Facist and I support George W. Bush" stickers on all the SUVs in the parking lot.
What else? We can stop the insanity of alcohol from corn. People are literally starving to death due to increased price of corn for fuel. It's bad enough we're raping the planet for petroleum; now we're doing the same thing with corn. I say any elected official who says 'corn' and 'alcohol' in the same sentence should be...no, I better not say or I will be in trouble with the Department of Homeland Security.
Really folks, we need to stop the Republican Party. Buy a hybrid vehicle. Practice family planning - the less people, the less consumption of resources. Eat vegetarian and save the planet.
Imagine powering your home with green power from wind, solar or water.. Now see yourself plugging in a green electric scooter or electric car... also powered by green wind power.
Now both your home and vehicle are 100% green and carbon free. Is this a dream, impossible or to far off? NO! It is here NOW... Al Gore says it can be done, and I agree.. Here is how it can and is happening now.
The easiest way to get green power is to ask for it and get it from your energy provider. This saves a huge amount of money, time and energy compared to buying and installing wind towers, solar panels, etc.
The best way to get green power is to deregulate your state in terms of energy. Why not give consumers the choice, just like long distance service?
Why force people to stay with an expensive, backwards, stodgy, monopoly that is not providing good customer service and is not buying or installing solar or wind power, much less providing it to customers who ask for it? That is the case with my utility company.
If your provider does not offer the green power option, switch providers. You can do this if you live a deregulated energy state such as Texas or New York.. and more are coming soon. 22 states are in the process of deregulating. Check it out...