Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction

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Looks at the health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil. This book presents a searing indictment of America's oil economy and a prescription for change. It contains tales of corporations knowingly exposing citizens to poisonous chemicals and conspiring to derail public transportation.

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Terry Tamminen served as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger. In 2007 he was named the Cullman Senior Fellow and Director of the Climate Policy
Program of the New America Foundation and an Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors. He currently travels throughout the world, lecturing and providing consulting services to clients on climate and energy policy.

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"...launches a blistering attack on the practices of the world's oil and automobile industries..." (Sacramento Bee)

"America's prosperity, our independence and security, our democracy and our ideals, our international leadership and national pride are all dependent on our breaking our lethal oil addiction. Terry Tamminen has turned the spotlight of clarity on the defining issue of our age." (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. President, Waterkeeper Alliance)

"We all thought we knew the costs of oil addiction—power to terrorists and tyrants, and global climate change. But Tamminen's book demonstrates that we don't know the half of it. Gasoline is a deadly carcinogen like tobacco. The health, environmental, and climatic impact of our oil dependency, he shows, is catastrophic. And the economic cost of subsidizing the oil industry is bankrupting. But Tamminen does more than point to the problems. He lays out step-by-step solutions to ending our oil addiction. I only wish that all members of Congress would read this book." (Dick Morris Fox News political analyst and former advisor to President Clinton)

"The book reads like a gangster thriller, while providing detailed and painful truths about how much the oil and auto industries have controlled development (or lack thereof) in the U.S....a definite 'must read' for anyone interested in improving America's future and national security." (Jonathan Patz Associate Professor of Environmental Studies & Population Health Sciences at Univ. Wisconsin-Madison)

"Tamminen's personal and impassioned overview of the evidence against Big Oil makes a persuasive argument for the urgency of ending our petroleum habit." (Orion)

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