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Jim DiPeso Quotes

The more dependent we are on oil, the more exposed our economy becomes to price shock, the more entangled the United States becomes in the world's trouble spots, the more political pressure increases to drill our nation's finest wilderness areas, the more carbon dioxide we emit, and the more risks we take with global warming.
Jim DiPeso
#Economy

We need to get off the oil dependence treadmill, we need to do it fast, and we need to start now. The single most important step we can take is to boost fuel economy standards significantly. Unfortunately, the Transportation Department's weak proposal shows that Washington lacks the will to face up to the problem and help solve it.
Jim DiPeso
#Dependence

If anything, Katrina has spotlighted the increasing perils of our heavy dependence on oil. There is no prospect whatsoever that opening the Arctic Refuge and protected offshore areas to drilling would reduce the nation's energy supply and price vulnerabilities. Whether it comes from off America's coasts, from Alaska's Arctic via an aging aboveground pipeline, or from the politically unstable Middle East, oil is an increasingly vulnerable energy source. Heavy oil dependence leaves our economy wide open to price and supply shocks.
Jim DiPeso
#Dependence

This is probably a first for us, to make a request of this nature. Enough questions have been raised. It warrants a higher level of review.
Jim DiPeso
#Nature

It's $3-a-gallon gas that is getting the attention of their constituents and that helps focus the minds in Congress. More Republicans are finally starting to get it that oil dependency is not good for this country.
Jim DiPeso
#Congress #Republicans #Constituents