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!