We don’t need the tar sands oil to give us “enough” oil or to free us from oil connections in the Middle East.
1) We have so much oil that the USA is exporting oil. If we need more, we can export less.
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2) We may not need dirty oil from the ground at all pretty soon. We can pull excess carbon dioxide out of thin air and recycle it into carbon neutral fuel.
3) We can also have ethanol without starving Africa or triggering frenzied corn speculation. Many plants that can grow on land not suitable for major food crops can be used to make ethanol. Agave is just one of them.
4) Hemp offers many possibilities for cleaner and sustainable fuels.
(Information compiled by Sharon Cousins.)