This book presents an unblinking look at the health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil. "Lives Per Gallon" is a searing indictment of America's oil economy and a powerful prescription for change. With tales of corporations knowingly exposing citizens to poisonous chemicals, conspiring to derail public transportation, and purposely disabling their own pollution controls, Terry Tamminen builds a powerful case against powerful industries. And he shows how demanding accountability could help pave the road to sustainable energy. Offering real-world solutions, Tamminen poses a vital challenge: kick the oil habit or continue paying in lives per gallon.
Terry Tamminen served as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger. In 2007 he was named the Cullman Senior Fellow and Director of the Climate Policy Program of the New America Foundation and an Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors. He currently travels throughout the world, lecturing and providing consulting services to clients on climate and energy policy.
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