Our Declaration of Independence From Domination By Middle-Eastern Oil: Developing a Sustainable Ener

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posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:46 PM
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It's time for the people to wake up and smell the coffee. We don't have to bow down before the oil powers and corporate wolves to ensure our current standard of living. Right now is the time to demand our representatives in Washington put aside partisan bickering, see this for the national security threat Peak Oil could be and to develop a strategic energy policy!


Our Declaration of Independence From Domination By Middle-Eastern Oil:
Developing a Sustainable Energy Policy
By Tom Turnipseed
CommonDreams.org

Thursday 30 June 2005

As we travel to the beach for the 4th of July, we pay more for gas than ever before. This should be a driving force for us to end the dominance of energy and foreign policy by a destructive, rule and ruin cabal of corporate oil and war profiteers and to develop an eco-friendly and sustainable energy policy.

For 60 years we have become increasingly dependent on Middle-Eastern oil as our demands soar far beyond our own supplies in the United States. While advocating energy conservation, President Jimmy Carter openly declared US policy in his 1980 State of the Union Address: "An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force." Amazingly, this pronouncement was partly directed at Iran, formerly known as Persia, which borders on the oil-rich Persian Gulf. At the time, 52 Americans were being held hostage in the US embassy in Tehran, Iran. The political power of the energy industry in the US is immense and enduring at every level. In 1973, I was Director of a non-profit that formed a coalition of consumer groups to work for reasonable rates and better regulation of monopoly franchised utilities We intervened in electric rate hike hearings and were able to generate attention from local media and even the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal regarding the utilities' fix on the regulatory system. The utilities paid large retainer fees to powerful senior members of the Legislature. These lawyer-legislators saw to it that utility-friendly appointees were put on the regulatory commission who would approve the construction of expensive nuclear plants and rubber stamp rate hike requests.
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posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 08:01 PM
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Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R- Maryland) has been on the House floor explaining Peak Oil. I watched quite a bit of it on a C-SPAN recording. He had charts and all sorts of stuff. He quoted Matt Savinar from LifeAfterTheOilCrash.net. There are quite a few out there sounding the alarm. The problem is no one is listening.

Looks like Chevron may be sounding the alarm too. I found this over at LATOC. www.willyoujoinus.com... (sponosored by chevron.)
"It took us 125 years to use the first trillion barrels of oil. We will use the next trillion in 30"

[edit on 6-7-2005 by Thatoneguy]



posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by Thatoneguy

Looks like Chevron may be sounding the alarm too. I found this over at LATOC. www.willyoujoinus.com... (sponosored by chevron.)
"It took us 125 years to use the first trillion barrels of oil. We will use the next trillion in 30"


Thanxs for the link and for the info.





 
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