Tamminen reveals much of the hidden cost of America's dependence on oil. He states that billions of dollars each year are spent to secure the supply that we need. Crops are ruined because of petroleum pollution. Car exhaust caused by burning fossil fuels causes cancer, asthma, emphasema, birth defects, and other health problems. Tamminen offers real world solutions, but ultimately asserts that America must release itself from its oil addiction unless it is willing to continue paying the price, not only in exhorbitant monetary costs, but also in lives per gallon.
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Lives per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction
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