Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The 12-step program for oil

CHICAGO, Illinois, February 14, 2005 (ENS) - A new organization is being founded this month in cities across the Midwest - Oil Addicts Anonymous - modeled after the multitude of successful 12 step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Organizers say, "The first step on the road to recovery is simple: admitting we have a problem. Join hundreds of patriotic citizens by taking the first step together."

The first chapter was founded in Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday by citizens who said they came together to admit that "we as Americans are addicted to oil" and are "ready to take responsibility for this harmful addiction."

"My name is Austin King and I'm an oil addict,” declared Madison, Wisconsin Alderman Austin King. “Having recognized that we all have a problem here, we must work vigilantly to kick the habit. At the national level, we must hold corporations like Bank One and Ford accountable for keeping us hooked and enabling our oil addiction. At the local level we need to must work to stop suburban sprawl, support walkable infill development, and invest in public transportation, bicycle accommodations, and pedestrian safety."
Sometimes the news is so crystal clear that even a blogger has nothing to add. Read the entire article here.

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