Addicted to Oil

Stover, Dawn | June 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

More than eight years ago, then-US President George W. Bush warned that “America is addicted to oil.” He was right about the diagnosis. But he was wrong about the treatment.

Bush called for replacing Mideast oil imports with homegrown ethanol. That’s like prescribing methadone for addicts who can’t stay off heroin. Except that methadone actually helps addicts live healthier lives, whereas ethanol is even worse for the climate than gasoline

Read this entire opinion piece at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientist:

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