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Stop Drilling? or Stop Driving! – Go By Bike Episode 22

May 18, 2010 · 0 comments

Environmentalists need to examine if their words and actions go together

As the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the gulf continues to wreak environmental havoc, I’m sure the reaction from many environmentalists will be loud calls to stop drilling and curtail offshore oil drilling. This may be something we should do, but I wonder how many of these same environmentalists will continue to drive their cars every day, mindlessly burning up oil while they wait for electric or alternative vehicles to solve their transportation guilt. In today’s episode of Go By Bike, I talk about his connection.

For a more detailed discussion of this viewpoint, see this excellent article from Jason Henderson, Geography Professor at San Francisco State University .

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-Elise

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