Monday, June 13, 2005

democracy inaction

Via the hard working crew at WorldChanging:
The Week in Sustainable Vehicles (06/12/05)
A new Yale University research survey reveals that Americans overwhelmingly believe that the United States is too dependent on imported oil. The survey of 1,000 adults nationwide shows a vast majority of the public also wants to see government action to develop new "clean" energy sources, including solar and wind power as well as hydrogen cars.
Conducted on behalf of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the survey found that fully 92% say dependence on imported oil is a serious problem, with 68 percent saying it is a very serious problem.

So then, 68 Percent of Americans believe imported oil is a very serious problem. Meanwhile, 65% of the country is dissatisfied with Bush on his handling of the economy. What an extraordinarily odd coincidence! Perhaps it is merely a statistical flutter, like that business with the “vote” in Ohio.

What will Americans get next, from Republican leadership presently nailing down a massive highway bill, as well as disbursing cash money payouts to the oil and gas industry -- an industry not known to be lacking in cash money of late?

How about a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, Six-car Monorail! (mp3)


At 4:21 AM, June 13, 2005, Blogger Big Gav said...

How do we stop this thing ?

At 5:37 PM, June 13, 2005, Blogger baloghblog said...

Green Gondolas anyone?

At 5:47 AM, June 14, 2005, Blogger Engineer-Poet said...

The big question:  are the American people serious enough about getting rid of imported oil to go for gasoline taxes and other measures to discourage people from using it?

At 9:12 AM, June 14, 2005, Blogger Engineer-Poet said...

I just found some survey results (h/t: alt-e) and the answer is unequivocally "NO".

At 7:31 PM, June 14, 2005, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

As unpopular as taxes are, quality leadership might wake people up.

The question is, do Americans have the leadership they deserve?

At 10:44 PM, June 14, 2005, Blogger Engineer-Poet said...

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At 10:46 PM, June 14, 2005, Blogger Engineer-Poet said...

I've been wondering what could be accomplished if we in the USA only had some straight-talking leadership.

Unfortunately, our big demagogue leader is more interested in
href=""> lying about alternatives
than playing it straight.

At 10:48 PM, June 14, 2005, Blogger Engineer-Poet said...

Don't ask me why that HTML didn't work, it was formatted perfectly in the entry window.


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