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Unformatted text preview: on sector that moves people and goods at speeds that could one day hit 300 miles per hour, or
more.} Plan decreases dependence on foreign oil
Sires, Representative of the House, 11
(Albio, The Hill-blog of Congress, http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/149263-making-highspeed-rail-a-national-priority; DKE)
[With dedicated funding, true high speed rail can become a reality and economic and environmental benefits can be
realized. Constructing high speed rail will create new jobs and sustain long-term employment . New rail stations will
spur economic development in the surrounding areas and promote livable communities. High speed rail also
presents an opportunity to decrease our dependence on foreign oil.] Oil dependence makes US resource hegemony completely unsustainable – putting America
on an inevitable collision course with other countries, ensuring great power wars
Heinberg, Professor New College, recipient of M.K. Hubbert Award for Energy Excellence Education & Senior
Fellow at Post-Ca...
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