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