FORA Environment

Season 2006 Episode 1102

Cost of Our Oil Addiction

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Cost of Our Oil Addiction
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Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction.A special advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger, former head of the California EPA, and co-founder of The Riverkeeper Alliance with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, Terry Tamminen explores the price we pay for each fill up at the pump: the health care costs, government subsidies, economic costs, and environmental devastation, plus the wars and backhanded dealings all to keep our supplies pumping. Tamminen points out that we've made a deal with the devil to stay supplied - but it's time for that to stop, just as our oil reserves will in the next thirty to fifty years. Using tobacco-style litigation against oil and auto industries, Tamminen proposes to use the legal proceeds to help pay for the switch to hydrogen fuel cell energy within a decade, just as California efforts to do just that are beginning - Cody's BooksIn the summer of 2003, Terry Tamminen helped Arnold Schwarzenegger win the historic recall election and become Governor of California. He became Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in November 2003 and was promoted to Cabinet Secretary, Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, in December 2004.moreless
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