A New US Holiday: Dependence Day

Environmental Action is launching the "Dependence Day" campaign. "On a proportional basis, the U.S. has effectively run out of domestic oil for the year and will be forced to rely completely on foreign imports for the rest of the year. For seven months straight—every time we fill up our cars and trucks, we'll be sending our money directly overseas. In 2006, we'll spend some $230 billion on foreign oil—nearly $450,000 every minute." Check out their flashy (literally, flash is required) new website ::Dependence Day, read the ::Declaration of Energy Independence and ::sign it to show support. Via ::Grist

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