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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Dependence Day

Environmental Action is running a campaign entitled Break Free in which they highlight the concept of "Dependence Day," which they define as the calendar day in which the US effectively runs out of domestically produced oil to meet its own needs and requires additional imports to meet economic demand. This day happens on May 31st this year by their calculations and will occur earlier and earlier in the future, in April by 2025 it is projected unless something is done.

They have an interesting map of where known oil deposits are located coby volume plotted against oil use by country, which implicates the US quite conclusively.

Environmental Action seems interested in calling for fuel-efficient cars, alternative fuels, and other conservation strategies. Here's one more -- move toward veganism and cut factory-farmed foods immediately (including out-of-season hothouse fruits and veggies which require a lot of fuel in order to create an artificial growing season). The fossil fuels required to manufacture factory farmed meat, and to a lesser degree fruits and veggies, are significant enough that if everyone moved away from them in the US, a remarkable conservation strategy would be realized that would also engender a real social transformation that would have additional benefits (save to giant agribusinesses and their happy employees).

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