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Main Title Lives per gallon : the true cost of our oil addiction /
Author Tamminen, Terry.
Publisher Island Press/Shearwater Books,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 68373227
ISBN 1597261017; 9781597261012
Subjects Energy consumption--Environmental aspects ; Energy policy--United States ; Petroleum industry and trade ; Middle East--History, Military ; Aardolie ; Oliecrisis (1973) ; Milieuverontreiniging ; Volksgezondheid ; Milieutoxicologie ; Energiebeleid ; Erdèolwirtschaft ; Wirtschaftliche Abhèangigkeit ; USA
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EOAM  HD9502.A2T34 2006 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/30/2015
Collation ix, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-251) and index.
Contents Notes
How much would you pay for a gallon of gas? Would you pay with the health of your lungs or with years taken from your lifespan? The infamous "pain at the pump" runs much deeper than our wallets, argues Tamminen, former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Petroleum may power our cars and heat our homes, but it also contributes to birth defects and disorders like asthma and emphysema, not to mention cancer. Here, Tamminen takes a hard look at these and other health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil. While the petroleum industry is raking in huge profits, Tamminen shows, it is studiously avoiding measures that would lessen the hazards of its products. The choice is clear: continue paying with our health, or kick our addiction and evolve beyond an oil-dependent economy.--From publisher description. The breath of our fathers -- A losing proposition -- Desperate enterprise -- All that glitters -- Wealth seems rather to possess them -- Worse poison to men's souls -- Postcards from the year 2025 -- The quality of mercy -- Epilogue : the seventh generation.