America’s Oil Addiction Threatens Security

America’s Oil Addiction Threatens Security


America’s Oil Addiction Threatens Security
David A. Harris
Executive Director, American Jewish Committee
Week of July 28, 2008

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The good news on energy is that more people are talking the talk.

Almost overnight, there’s a realization we’re in a big mess and need to find a way out.

It’s dawning on the nation that we’re increasingly addicted to foreign oil.

Our petrodollars are flowing to some countries that hate us.

That’s a national security and economic nightmare.

And our environment is damaged by our energy habits. We’re not being good stewards of the earth.

The key now is to walk the walk.

Government has to do its share. So does the corporate sector. And so do we.

At AJC, we’re doing our part.

We are the first nonprofit to offer our staff cash incentives to buy fuel-efficient cars. 

And we’re in the midst of certifying our headquarters as a “green” building.

If you’re an employer, why not do the same?

Let’s all pitch in. Together, we can strengthen America’s national security, economy, and environment.

Visit us at ajc.org. Learn about AJC’s energy leadership.

This is David Harris of the American Jewish Committee.

Date: 7/28/2008 12:00:00 AM