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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!

Take our Pledge for Climate Protection and learn about the Global Warming Crisis Council.

SEI hometown action!
Arcata city council's proclamation against war on Iraq and Kyoto Protocol proclamation.

Overpopulation has become a reality.  Overpopulation Resources and News Tidbits

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Trains Not Freeways

A new national campaign has begun to involve elected officials in transportation, environmental and energy issues: Trains Not Freeways (TNF). TNF spells relief for commuters tired of traffic jams, crashes, smog and costly car expenses.

With the passage of the TEA-21 (see story this page), it is vital to fight more paving on all levels. TNF can, among other things, help assure green options are adopted when local choices are made on transportation projects with TEA-21 flexibility..

The world knows it's much easier to live free of cars once valid alternatives present themselves-countless examples make the point. This inspires our work to join with others in demanding a real commitment to viable mass transit. Honest science has recognized that world oil demand will surpass supply in the coming years: rather than let this new and more permanent energy crisis surprise us, it would be more reasonable to be prepared for it. To this end, the Alliance for a Paving Moratorium has joined Trains Not Freeways to address the reality of oil's demise. Fuel switching will not solve the oil problem. Nevertheless, most big environmental and transportation groups are counting on greater fuel economy or alternative fuels.

Countless local communities have campaigned successfully for mass transit. It is incumbent upon us all to take this to a higher level-thus the national focus of Trains Not Freeways. The subsidies to fossil fuels, particularly to maintain cheap gasoline prices, are massive-Trains Not Freeways seeks to redirect transportation priorities. For more information about this exciting new campaign and get bike/car stickers, contact the TNF office at (510) 848-1848, or 836 57th Street, Oakland, California 94608.


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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