Eco-Celeb: Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has a grudge against oil. He's swapped his fleet of conventional cars for hybrids, and was among celebrities to be a given a sneak preview of the new Lexus RX 400h luxury SUV hybrid. Back in 2001, he declared that energy independence should be one of George W. Bush's top goals, saying, "We have the technology for electric cars, and we have other power sources. Yes, it would be expensive to make the switch over, but we could, and we would have complete autonomy from our need for oil. We would not have to rape Alaska, and we wouldn't have to be dependent on those guys over there. In the long term, if we could free ourselves from the dependency of oil, we'd be alright." We're with you there. ::USATODAY.com, ::Auto Channel [by KK]

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