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America’s Dysfunctional Relationship with Fossil Fuels

America’s Dysfunctional Relationship with Fossil Fuels


By JP Leous


I was recently a guest on the Progressive Radio Network’s Dr. Molly Barrow Show  to talk about climate change, the oil disaster in the gulf, and other environmental issuesI’ll be the first to admit that this seemed like a stretch but Dr. Barrow, like many people, was curious about climate policy and what the prospects are for Congress acting to help fix our abusive relationship with coal and oil.


Being on Dr. Barrow’s show was more like a normal conversation than the sparring and “gotcha” questions that you hear on other shows. We discussed at length two of the most important issues arising out of the BP oil spill disaster: America’s energy future and the role citizens must play if we have any hope of changing course.


Make no mistake – if Big Oil has its way, the day after the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf is fixed they’ll go right back to keeping us in our dangerous relationship with oil.


Fortunately, the President has his eye on this prize—and is pushing the Senate to do its part by passing a strong, comprehensive clean energy and climate bill this year. He’ll be sitting down with Senate leaders next week to map out a strategy for the bill. 


In the mean time, take a listen to Dr. Barrow’s show and check out for ways that you can help end our abusive relationship with fossil fuels.

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6:50PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you.

6:49PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

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6:49PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

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6:48PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

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6:47PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Thank you.

9:08PM PDT on Jul 22, 2010


10:14AM PDT on Jul 13, 2010

Thank you very much for this. Just the article title is unfortunately good to read because it is honest. To address this, like any addiction, we must be able to see what is happening to us because of our illness.

7:37AM PDT on Jul 13, 2010


1:20PM PDT on Jul 7, 2010


10:54PM PDT on Jul 1, 2010

THIS NEEDS to STOP. Read my solution at big oil, big problems. We CAN solve this- We didn't FLY the first time we tried either, but that didn't stop the Wright brothers!

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