" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

‘Independence from oil’ declared

American NGOs Rainforest Action Network and Global Exchange continued their campaign against Ford last weekend, with the symbolic signing of a ‘Declaration of Independence from Oil’, at an event in San Francisco. The protest followed a 4th July campaign against the company’s ‘Greening the Blue Oval’ initiative.

The groups, part of the ‘Jumpstart Ford’ coalition, are calling for a increase in Ford’s fuel economy to 50 mpg by 2010 and the elimination of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

Statistics from the US Environmental Protection Agency rate Ford’s American fleet as the poorest of the six leading manufacturers, with an average mpg of 18.8.

"Americans are paying the ultimate price for the oil on Ford's hands, and today's protest marks a tipping point in the grassroots movement for an automotive energy revolution," said Jennifer Krill, director of the Zero Emissions Campaign at Rainforest Action Network. "Energy savvy Americans can clearly see that Ford's production of a few thousand token hybrid SUVs is an attempt to 'escape' its insufferable environmental record. At 24 mpg, the original Model-T was more fuel-efficient than Ford's fleet of cars and trucks is today.”

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


Peak Oil Notes - Aug 27

A midweek update. Oil prices fell sharply on Monday in response to another …

Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this “just …

My Chicken of an EV

A little over two years ago, my wife and I entered a new phase of life in …

In Clash of Greens, a Case for Large-Scale Solar Projects

Weaning the U.S. economy off fossil fuels will involve the wide deployment …

Why the $20 Oil Predictions are Wrong

As the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) retests the $40 per barrel …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 24

The great oil price slide of 2014-15 is taking on epic proportions.

Fracking Arrives in the UK

Fracking has finally arrived in the UK, eight years on from …