posted by Amber Allen on May 27, 2010 at 10:46 am
On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, the Sierra Club and the American Security Project released a joint report entitled â€śEnding Our Dependence on Oil,â€ť which shows how Americaâ€™s addiction to oil threatens our national security, our economy and our environment. The report states that to stop this dependence, we must invest in infrastructure that gives Americans safe and convenient alternatives to driving, improve the fuel economy of our cars, and develop the next generation of advanced biofuels.
â€śMemorial Day is the day when we honor the sacrifices of servicemen and women, and it is also one of the starting points of the summer, during which many Americans take to the roads for travel and vacations,â€ť said James M. Ludes, PhD., Executive Director of the American Security Project. â€śThere is no doubt that our nationâ€™s addiction to foreign energy sources represents a dire security issue, and the release of this report â€“ on this important holiday – represents an important first step toward developing solutions that can end our oil addiction and make our nation more secure.â€ť
â€śWe can go even farther, we can surpass that goal and we can send oil producers, and oil markets, a signal â€“ America is serious about ending its addiction to oil,â€ť said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune. â€śThatâ€™s why we are calling on President Obama to create a solid plan for ending our countryâ€™s dependence on oil and to move us toward a clean energy economy.â€ť
You can download the full report here.