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It's clear that we are all dependent on oil in one form or another, and while everyone is complaining about rising gas prices, most people usually don't consider the true cost of oil.

Oil companies like to spin lies about how the earth's resources is for everyone, which is why they should have the right to drill everywhere to make that resource available to the public. Sounds nice when they put it that way, doesn't it? In actuality, when they bribe governments to drill in the once protected wilderness, the profit they gain by selling that oil goes only to them, while the environmental damage is billed to the rest of humanity. You can see it as an invisible sales tax.

For every dollar you spend on gas, you and your children will be paying countless more for rising medical costs created by pollution. And pollution comes in all forms. From the city smog that gives children asthma to tainted sea food from oil spills that can cause cancer, the damage is boundless. That's not to mention the climate change that will endanger countless wildlife and cause increasingly severe weather.

Just last year, my home town was hit by a severe storm that uprooted entire rows of trees. Even the hundred year old Christmas tree in our park is gone. This is a place that normally has no storms at all, but that storm caused so much damage and a three day black out. Do you think the oil companies are going to pay for that? Nope. But what they will pay for are lobbyists to bribe the government to give them 1 trillion dollars in subsidies instead of investing in clean energy.

This black black heart of humanity is not the future we want for our children, but what can we do? The transition from fossil fuel to clean energy is a slow but necessary one, and you can help speed up the process but telling your government to stop wasting 1 trillion dollars per year on subsidizing fossil fuel. It is not a sustainable energy source and only idiots would keep throwing money at a dying resource when they could be using that money to fund renewable energy research. We shouldn't be trying to relive the bygone past of low gas prices, instead, we should be looking toward a clean and renewable future.

You can help now by visiting and click on GET INVOLVED and sign the end oil subsidies petition. Just think of how much we can accomplish with 1 trillion dollars for clean energy research instead of subsidizing oil.

More information:
Video: How dependent are we on oil?
Climate change 101
Effects of oil on wildlife
Oil and gas company ignores safety
US ignores lessons of BP oil spill

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AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Worse, we have had other means besides oil for generations and have not used it because oil companies and politicians backed by them do not want us to use it. 

many methods exist but are either limited in how useful they are allowed to be or not used at all. Some are used in other countries, such as ethanol, but not here in America because oil companies would lose power, lose money, and the politicians who back them or are backed by them would too. 

It is as simple as that. As simple as greed. 
purpletenshi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student General Artist
And the true power that we the people have over our own government is simultaneously deceptively little, and deceptively a lot, considering even when the majority of constituents back a proposal or bill, it can be overruled by the higher ups. It's unfortunate that we're not a true democracy at times. 
AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It is more than people think in that we are many and when we stand as one... we are bigger than they are. 

In the other stuff... well... yep. We don't even elect our presidents. The electoral college is not obligated to follow the popular vote and has chosen not to do so on several occasions, though maybe I shouldn't use a term that makes it sound rare... they only truly care the reaction not be violently against. That is the only reason for public opinion poles at this point at all. 

I believe it should be what decides a president and I further believe those who deserve impeachment should be removed. Period. Not let stay because they are half black and claim racism every stinking time. It isn't racism. Presidents have been removed and charged for far less. 

People are told we are a democracy but we were always a republic meant to be a democratic republic. We are neither despite what this country was founded, because big government has gotten away from the people and thinks to control instead of abide by the people. That is one of the biggest problems. 
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