We simply cannot continue approving permits that are rife with false claims such as support from experts who have long since passed away or environmental impact reports on animals that don't even reside in the region.
We can't keep doing nearly everything the same and expect different results. We know what it takes to protect coastal communities and marine life from devastating oil spills. We need to start now, and this is how we begin.
Do we really need to focus on 150,000 miles of roads? They must be popping champagne bottles in the corner offices of the oil industry and at OPEC headquarters. What is it that our government doesn't get?
Like an ill-mannered guest hovering over the salsa and tortilla chips, the auto industry has been triple dipping on the American taxpayer while the oil companies have been wolfing down an assortment of treats. Let's show them both the door.
This weekend, we celebrate America's independence. But as BP's oil spill reminds us, a force just as powerful has our country under its thumb: dependence on fossil fuels. Once again, we must fight for independence.
In the beginning there was Chuck Hamel.The year was 1984, and the VA businessman was convinced Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. had screwed him out of millions of dollars. That set Hamel off on a quest to make the oil companies pay.