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"All oil comes from someone's backyard...."

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  • Richard Risemberg
    ... Read all about it: http://tinyurl.com/36vs8lf Rick -- Richard Risemberg http://www.bicyclefixation.com http://www.newcolonist.com http://www.rickrise.com
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2010
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      > All oil comes from someone’s backyard, and when we don’t reduce the
      > amount of oil we consume, and refuse to drill at home, we end up
      > getting people to drill for us in Kazakhstan, Angola and Nigeria —
      > places without America’s strong environmental safeguards or the
      > resources to enforce them.
      >
      > Kazakhstan, for one, had no comprehensive environmental laws until
      > 2007, and Nigeria has suffered spills equivalent to that of the
      > Exxon Valdez every year since 1969. (As of last year, Nigeria had
      > 2,000 active spills.) Since the Santa Barbara spill of 1969, and
      > the more than 40 Earth Days that have followed, Americans have
      > increased by two-thirds the amount of petroleum we consume in our
      > cars, while nearly quadrupling the quantity we import. Effectively,
      > we’ve been importing oil and exporting spills to villages and
      > waterways all over the world.
      >

      Read all about it:

      http://tinyurl.com/36vs8lf

      Rick
      --
      Richard Risemberg
      http://www.bicyclefixation.com
      http://www.newcolonist.com
      http://www.rickrise.com
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