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Author Tamminen, Terry.

Title Lives per gallon : the true cost of our oil addiction / Terry Tamminen.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2006]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 262 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-251) and index.
Contents The breath of our fathers -- A losing proposition -- Desperate enterprise -- All that glitters -- Wealth rather seems to possess them -- Worse poison to men's souls -- Postcards from the year -- The quality of mercy -- Epilogue : the seventh generation.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects.
Energy policy -- United States.
Petroleum industry and trade.
Middle East -- History, Military.
Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst00909997
Energy policy. (OCoLC)fst00910200
Petroleum industry and trade. (OCoLC)fst01059546
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Oliecrisis (1973)
Wirtschaftliche Abhängigkeit.
United States.
Genre/Form Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
Other Form: Print version: Tamminen, Terry. Lives per gallon. Washington, D.C. : Island Press/Shearwater Books, ©2006 (DLC) 2006014156
ISBN 9781435606395 (electronic bk.)
1435606396 (electronic bk.)
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