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Pedal Power solutions to petroleum dependence and polluting vehicles: Arcata Library Bikes, Pedal Power Produce, and more!

CAOE - Committee Against Oil Exploration - stop offshore oil drilling to protect sensitive habitats and cut petroleum dependence.

Culture Change through music! The Depavers eco-rock!

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Arcata city council's proclamation against war on Iraq and Kyoto Protocol proclamation.

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NAFTA Superhighway Update

by Jan Lundberg

The University of Indiana has done a cost-benefit study on the Indiana portion of I-69, the first NAFTA Superhighway. It found that there would be a net loss of 19 cents per dollar spent. This updates the discredited Indiana Department of Transportation's study which claimed there would be $1.54 gained per dollar spent.

Meanwhile, a "total road study" by consultants for the lead agency, Arkansas Department of Transportation, at a cost to the taxpayers of $2.5 million, will say there will be a positive cost-benefit ratio (comparable to the Indiana Dept. of Transportation's).

Road fighters attended a pro-road meeting of all the NAFTA Superhighway I-69 bureaucrats and contractors in Memphis at the end of May. Sandra Tokarski of Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads (CARR) reported to the Auto-Free Times that it was helpful to attend, in order to see how the process works, and to pepper the speakers with questions about the road. She was asked by some pro-road authorities if she had brought the audience members who were activists. Fortunately, she could answer "no," as local anti I-69 road fighters had met up there with the activist visitors from Indiana.

APM's central office has funded a large number of copies of the videotape against the I-69 NAFTA Superhighway. Contact Sandra Tokarski to receive one, and to inquire how else you may help or get involved.

Telephone (812) 825-9553, or write CARR: P.O. Box 54, Stanford, IN 47463

For more information and to contact the Coalition Against NAFTA Superhighways, e-mail Mark Petersen at:


Articles of interest:
Measuring and controlling the actions of governments 

Anti-globalization protest grows, with tangible results. 
WTO protests page

Tax fossil-fuel energy easily
by Peter Salonius 

UK leader calls War on Terror "bogus"

Argentina bleeds toward healing by Raul Riutor

The oil industry has plans for you: blow-back by Jan Lundberg

It's not a war for oil? by Adam Khan

How to create a pedestrian mall by Michelle Wallar

The Cuban bike revolution

How GM destroyed the U.S. rail system excerpts from the film "Taken for a Ride".

"Iraqi oil not enough for US: Last days of America?"

Depaving the world by Richard Register

Roadkill: Driving animals to their graves by Mark Matthew Braunstein

The Hydrogen fuel cell technofix: Spencer Abraham's hydrogen dream.


Ancient Forest Protection in Northern California. Forest defenders climb trees to save them.

Daniel Quinn's thoughts on this website.

A case study in unsustainable development is the ongoing crisis in Palestine and Israel.

Renewable and alternative energy information.

Conserving energy at home (Calif. Title 24)

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