Lives per Gallon : The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-28
  • Publisher: Island Pr
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Lives Per Gallon is a searing indictment of America's oil economy and a powerful prescription for change. Tamminen reveals the true price of oil: tens of billions of dollars spent annually to secure our global supply; crops ruined by petroleum pollution; cancer, asthma, and birth defects caused by car exhaust. Offering real-world solutions, Tamminen poses a vital challenge: kick the oil habit or continue paying in lives per gallon. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Terry Tamminen served as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger. In 2007 he was named the Cullman Senior Fellow and Director of the Climate Policy
Program of the New America Foundation and an Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors. He currently travels throughout the world, lecturing and  providing consulting services to clients on climate and energy policy.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Prologuep. 1
The Breath of Our Fathersp. 9
A Losing Propositionp. 27
Desperate Enterprisep. 53
All That Glittersp. 81
Wealth Seems Rather to Possess Themp. 107
Worse Poison to Men's Soulsp. 131
Postcards from the Year 2025p. 155
The Quality of Mercyp. 187
Epilogue: The Seventh Generationp. 205
Acknowledgmentsp. 213
Notesp. 215
Indexp. 253
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