Moving Away from Oil

According to Amory Lovins, founder and CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute,
many armed forces leaders in the Pentagon wish to eliminate our dependence on oil. In an interview with Charlie Rose he details how we can follow business logic concerning alternative fuels to profit and move away from oil (you can view the Charlie Rose interview by clicking here).

According to www.costofwar.com, the U.S. has spent over $345 billion in funding the war in Iraq. (A running total of the war can be seen here).
If we spent a little more (52%) than half that money, we could be completely energy independent, while creating 1 million new jobs and retaining an additional million, in less than 50 years. Mr. Lovins believes that by investing $180 billion we can become reliant on biofuels and refit current modes of transportation (cars, trucks, planes, etc.) to triple their efficiency, allowing us to net $70 billion a year in profit by 2025, and becoming energy independent by 2050.

70% of the oil we consume is used to power our modes of transportation. The technology necessary to triple our transportation vehicle's efficiency and no longer be reliant on oil exists. It exists today, and we should begin to move toward it. We no longer need to send our children half way around the world to protect a dwindling energy source. We should continue pressuring decision-makers to move towards cleaner and more fuel efficient technologies, making us more self-reliant and ensuring a safer and healthier future.

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Moving Away from Oil

According to Amory Lovins, founder and CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute,
many armed forces leaders in the Pentagon wish to eliminate our dependence on oil. In an interview with Charlie Rose he details how we can follow business logic concerning alternative fuels to profit and move away from oil (you can view the Charlie Rose interview by clicking here).

According to www.costofwar.com, the U.S. has spent over $345 billion in funding the war in Iraq. (A running total of the war can be seen here).
If we spent a little more (52%) than half that money, we could be completely energy independent, while creating 1 million new jobs and retaining an additional million, in less than 50 years. Mr. Lovins believes that by investing $180 billion we can become reliant on biofuels and refit current modes of transportation (cars, trucks, planes, etc.) to triple their efficiency, allowing us to net $70 billion a year in profit by 2025, and becoming energy independent by 2050.

70% of the oil we consume is used to power our modes of transportation. The technology necessary to triple our transportation vehicle's efficiency and no longer be reliant on oil exists. It exists today, and we should begin to move toward it. We no longer need to send our children half way around the world to protect a dwindling energy source. We should continue pressuring decision-makers to move towards cleaner and more fuel efficient technologies, making us more self-reliant and ensuring a safer and healthier future.

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Big Oil is at it again

The Bush Administration, through the Minerals Management Service (MMS), is proposing to sell oil and gas leases between 2007 and 2012 in the Arctic and off the coast of Virginia.

America's Arctic oceans, are home to native subsistence communities, endangered whales, polar bears, walrus, endangered birds, and some of our nation's most important fisheries, including the world's largest salmon run in Bristol Bay. A catastrophic oil spill in America's Arctic oceans is extremely likely, considering the time period it would take to extract the petroleum resources. And the oil companies have even admitted they would not be able to clean up an oil spill in the icy conditions of the Arctic Ocean.

MMS is also pushing to sell oil and gas leases off the coast of Virginia. The majority of law makers along the Atlantic coast are against this unnecessary expansion of oil and gas development, because it puts their shores at risk.

The best part of all? The MMS is not accepting email comments on the issue. Instead you need to fill out this form AND this form. Oceana has also set up an online petition.

Join Loyal to Big Oil

Put your hand on your wallet and repeat after me: "I pledge to always and forever be loyal to Big Oil." C'mon now, people!  Louder!  It's time to take to the streets!  It's time to step out from around those conference tables, time to slink out of those secret meetings, time to leave your Hummer and Leer Jet behind to make it known once and for all that we are THE financial backers of Congress, and that Congressmen MUST put their mouths where our money is!

Sadly though, things are looking bleak, and only a little over 70% of Congress is taking our money and doing our bidding.  Too many Congressional races around this country are far too close to call, even after the tens of millions of dollars we've spent on the campaigns of our loyal servants.  Too many rogue Congressmen are making the bold mistake of listening to their constituents over us!  We need to close the gap (but not the income gap!) and buy off the remaining 30% of Congress!

And that's why we need you!  My fellow Oil Barons and Energy (Inside) Traders, stand up and let your ridiculously rich voices be heard!  It's time for you to show your loyalty.  So sign a pledge, proclaim an oath, and make your Senators and Representatives do the same!  We need you to step out and join us all over this great, oil hungry land as we proclaim October 24th to be henceforth known as "Buy a Congressman Day."

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Evidence of Conspiracy Respecting Present Gas Prices

When asked about rising gas prices, President Bush invariably answers that the price at the pump is a function of worldwide supply and demand for oil. On April 25, 2006, the White House released a fact sheet about, and 4-part plan to confront, high gasoline prices. It stated, in pertinent part:

It Is Important To Understand Why Gas Prices Are High. The market for oil is global, and America is not the only large consumer. Countries like China and India are consuming more and more oil, so global demand for oil is rising faster than global supply. As a result, oil prices are rising around the world, which leads to higher gas prices in America. America's gasoline demand is projected to increase this summer, and our refining capacity is stretched tight, making it difficult for supply to keep pace with demand.

To a considerable extent, I agree with President Bush. Gas prices are predominantly a function of supply and demand for oil worldwide. Supply and demand does not, however, explain why U.S. gas prices have plummeted 24 cents over the past weeks and over 60 cents since August. Here's what you haven't been told...

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