August 1, 2008, If we’re addicted to oil, our twelve-step program should begin with admitting that we have a problem. As the price of oil creeps higher, finding new energy sources is more important than ever. But the search for alternatives, combined with environmental disruptions, is putting new pressures on other essentials like food. There are some things that are going well in the world. Right now, the economy is not one of them.
Note: Eighteen years after the start of the Gulf War, the U.S. is still fighting in Iraq. Veterans for Common Sense has long held that our addiction to oil is a major cause of the war in Iraq. We believe drilling for oil off our coast or occupying another country to steal their oil are short-sighted and counter-productive. Rather, we need to think outside the box and find ways to conserve energy and find alternative sources that are not fossil fuels such as oil.