Peak Oil News: The Declaration of Independence from Oil

Monday, June 20, 2005

The Declaration of Independence from Oil

Click here to join others in declaring independence from oil.

Celebrate the 4th of July 2005 by declaring independence from oil!

Read the Declaration of Independence from Oil and add your name.

Let's be honest. Our country has become far too dependent, even addicted, to oil. We consume over 25 percent of the world’s oil, yet we make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population.

Did you know that transportation accounts for over 70 percent of America’s oil consumption? Yikes, that’s a lot of oil! And of all the automakers, Ford Motor Company’s cars, trucks and SUVs waste the most gas.

So then, how do we end our oil dependence? Start with American automakers. By convincing them to immediately increase the fuel efficiency of their vehicles, America can take a major step towards declaring independence from oil. Read the Declaration of Independence from Oil here.

Americans deserve better. Our country is a symbol of justice, democracy, and hope. American ingenuity and determination has cured polio and put a man on the moon. We can create a world powered by safe, secure, and sustainable energy.

What can you do? Join us.

1) Sign the Declaration of Independence from Oil and help put us on the road to a peaceful energy revolution and an oil free future!

2) Tell a Friend and help unite Americans to declare independence from oil!

3) We’ll deliver the declaration to Vice President Dick Cheney, the architect of America's energy policy, and Bill Ford Jr., CEO of Ford Motor Company, America's biggest gas guzzler and demand that they take responsible action to end America’s dependence on oil.

4) Join the online discussion about Freedom from Oil at the Rainforest Action Network blog!


At 6:14 AM, June 21, 2005, Blogger Clint said...

Here's an unrelated question. In all the news articles yesterday about the price of crude hitting $60, the blame was placed on a lack of refinery capacity. If that were true, though, wouldn't produced crude be sitting around waiting to be processed? Wouldn't this result in a dampening of demand, as we would already have more crude than we can process? While the price of gasoline would rise, wouldn't the price of crude actually fall?

At 10:11 AM, June 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the lack of refining capacity is just a red herring. Just misinformation repeated over and over again by news reports. Also the Saudis and producers have stated same to deflect critism from them.

Also light sweat crude is always quoted. The type which is less and less available. As we have to produce the heavy crudes/tar sands etc the unit price for the raw material will likely be lower but require massive quantities to produce the same usable enegy as light sweat crude.

Almost everything reports in the news is very distorted. I have written to Bloomberg business news about the incorrect issue with refining capacity. That being the price of crude should fall because it will be all backing up not being refined?

This may happen and everyone will think we our out of the woods on oil. At least for a while.

Are not the refiners telling up they don't want to increase capacity because they see lower volumes going forward? Who want to build a mega buck refinery and then have to write it off in a few years....



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