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                               Oil Supply

Today, the Persian Gulf region holds nearly two-thirds of the entire World's known oil reserves and the U.S. imports more than 53 percent of its petroleum—much of it coming from the Persian Gulf region. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that this will increase to 75 percent by the year 2010. In 1990, Congress voted that a dependence on foreign oil of over 50 percent should be considered a peril point for the United States. Members of Congress recognized that high levels of imported oil leave the United States defenseless against sudden severe energy disruptions that could capsize our economy. Producing and using fuels from renewable, domestic biomass resources is one way to ease our dependence on foreign oil imports and our vulnerability to severe energy and economic disruptions.

                     U.S. Military and Oil

The cost of maintaining the uninterrupted flow of oil from the Gulf region is high—as much as $57 billion per year. The U.S. General Accounting Office estimated that the cost of U.S. military and foreign aid programs in the Gulf area from 1980 to 1990 was as high as $365 billion. When military and energy security factors are taken into consideration, the true cost of oil is as high as $100 per barrel or $5 a gallon.

And this doesn't take into consideration the cost of actual military action to defend our interests in the Persian Gulf. Our most recent experience with this was the Persian Gulf war which cost $61 billion and loss of priceless human lives.

Some political analysts argue maintaining an uninterrupted supply of oil in the Gulf region is too dangerous and costly for the United States and that it should extricate itself as soon as possible from the whim of Gulf politics, as the region is vehemently anti-Western and very unstable.

Developing domestic sources of transportation fuels will help alleviate our dependence on foreign imports and the accompanying price tag. Producing biofuels from renewable, domestically supplied biomass presents a tremendous opportunity for our country to ease the burden of protecting our interests in the Persian Gulf.

                          Terrorism and Oil

Debate persists regarding the severity of the national security and terrorism threat that imported oil represents to our country. But certainly, as the United States becomes increasingly more dependent on foreign oil from the Middle East, influence over our economic health spreads to powers in that area. The oil revenues of Middle Eastern nations are likely to nearly triple by 2010 to $250 billion per year. Anti-western sentiment among some of these nations is strong, and the amount of wealth we are supplying them enables tremendous purchasing power of weapons and influence around the globe.

Our country could ease the terrorism threat that accompanies dependence on imported oil with increased investment in developing technology to convert biomass into transportation fuel. Producing our own biofuels from our own renewable resources would help keep fuel revenues at home, decreasing external economic influence among unfriendly or hostile countries.
We should also begin developing hydrogen as the primary fuel for autos, truck, and other
forms of transportation and converting existing vehicles to burn multiple sources of fuel.
In many ways Germany, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Canada and Japan are already ahead of the United States in research and development of hydrogen fuel and its applications. Mercedes and BMW have experimental fleets of hydrogen-powered automobiles. Japanese automakers are testing hydrogen-powered cars. The United States lags behind.
Hydrogen can be made from water by using the energy of the sun to create an electric current which can then be utilized to split (electrolyze) water into hydrogen and oxygen. We have 2 oceans the Atlantic and Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico on our shores. More Hydrogen than you 
can imagine.
Hydrogen can be produced from water, sewage, garbage, landfill accumulations, agricultural biomass, paper product wastes and many other waste streams that contain hydrogen-bearing compounds and hydrogen should be looked at as the cleanest,  most abundant,  most readily available,  and the most easily generated fuel. The fuel of choice to make the 
                                                             United States of America
                                             ENERGY INDEPENDENT                                    

                The End of Oil

Experts now say that regardless of how much crude remains in the ground, what really matters the most is when oil production passes its peak. That could happen soon worldwide. The marketplace could then treat oil as a scarcity driving prices skyward. From that point on, it will be the end of oil, as we know it. It is the duty of every American to SPEAK OUT LOUDLY to 
let your voice be heard. The more Americans that tell the Government, the Media, and the Corporate Powers the greater the chance of ending this ADDICTION TO OIL. Please tell others and your  friends to do the same. This is not "pie in the sky",  granted this would be an 
enormous task,  this is no more difficult than going to the moon!  We have the technology,  what  we need is the "will" to make this happen! What is required in for all American to speak
up loudly and tell the "Powers" that this is what we, the people demand, nothing less than total 
energy independence! 
The benefits will be enormous!

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