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  •  No, not true (1+ / 0-)
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    We can transition away from oil.  Electricity can replace it in time....But we need to start right now...

    And that should begin by getting rid of the worst environmental offenders first...

    •  85% of electricity (1+ / 0-)
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      is made from burning coal.  That's no better for the environment than oil.  It's like switching from crack to heroin so you're no longer a crack addict.

      And I'd like to know why it's "not true" that the US mass transit system is terrible.

      "All this marching up and down and cheering and waving flags is simply sex gone sour." -Julia, 1984

      by pullbackthecurtain on Fri May 14, 2010 at 01:32:35 PM PDT

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      •  We can create electricity from wind and solar (2+ / 0-)
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        and other sources....

        We could even go the French route and create our electricity from nuclear....

        Oil and coal are not the only ways....

        True, our mass transit system leaves a lot to be desired....and it can be improved...  

      •  Coal is no better for the environment (0+ / 0-)

        but at least it would reduce our dependence on oil from the Middle East.

        "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln

        by Sagebrush Bob on Fri May 14, 2010 at 03:13:05 PM PDT

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