July 1st, 2010 – The voices of a new clean energy future

The Huffington Post“A Knockout Blow to Gulf Production”

By Jeffrey Rubin, economist

“If raining oil on New Orleans doesn’t curb America’s appetite for crude, the resulting price shocks may.”

“The environmental consequences of Deepwater Horizon will take millions of barrels of oil out of future production. But the hurricane season threatens to rob us of even today’s production. Between the two of them, America will no doubt be looking elsewhere to meet its energy needs.”

The Huffington Post“Stuck on Stupid: Big Oil Says NO to Green Jobs”

By Robert Greenwald, Filmmaker, Brave New Films

“We’re trapped in a destructive cycle of cleaning up after Big Oil, and this cycle is hurting our environment and our economy. It’s time we break free and demand Clean Energy and Green Jobs Now!”

 “America has led in innovation before. We went from horse and buggy to the automobile. We went from the telegraph to the telephone. And now we must lead in transitioning from oil addiction to a clean energy economy. The solution to our destructive addiction to oil is clean energy, and Congress must show true leadership in creating it.”

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  1. Posted July 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    I only hope that this hurts my pocketbook more than it hurts my planet…sadly, I know that that will not be the case.

  2. John Spicer
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    It still boggles the mind how a oil company can be given a permit to move forward drilling offshore, without a precise clean up plan in place, should the worst case scenario transpires.