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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Call or Ride A Bicycle

Are you enjoying the surging price of gas? Is it high enough yet? Did you know that the gasoline inventory is the highest it's been in years? Did you know there’s very little reason for the price to be rising and it wouldn't be if:
1) Our pathetic Congress would pass a bill requiring that one gas blend be used throughout the U.S.
2) Our scardy cat Congress would vote for drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and off the coasts of California and Florida.
3) Congress provided incentives to companies that use Atomic Power and Coal to provide electricity and increase our capability to refine oil into useful products.
Those are just three of the things that would help. There are more of course, but nothing will be done to achieve independence from foreign oil unless you get a receipt for your gas and send it along with a letter to your Congressman advising him that if does nothing to help you he will be voted out of office. And, nothing can be done to alleviate our dependence on using oil for our industrial and transportation needs for a least the next fifty years. We may invent and improve emerging technologies, but the reality is that oil is here to stay for quite a while and a continent of windmills and batteries will not change that reality. Call your Congressman or ride a bicycle.