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more.} Impact Module: Economic Collapse
Oil dependence makes economic growth and recovery impossible
Lefton, Researcher for Progressive Media, January 13, 2010 [American Progress - Rebecca, “Oil Dependence is a
Dangerous Habit,” Transportation%20Topic/Looked%20At/Oil%20Dependence%20Is%20a%20Dangerous
%20Habit.webarchive, Accessed 6/9/12] SM
A recent report on the November 2009 U.S. trade deficit found that rising oil imports widened our deficit , increasing the gap
between our imports and exports. This is but one example that our economic recovery and long-term growth is inexorably
linked to our reliance on foreign oil. The United States is spending approximately $1 billion a day overseas on oil
instead of investing the funds at home, where our economy sorely needs it. Burning oil that exacerbates global
warming also poses serious threats to our national security and the world’s security . For these reasons we need to kick the oil addiction by investing in clean-energy reform to reduce oil demand, while taking steps to curb global
warming. Impact Module: Resource Wars
Oil dependence makes US resource hegemony completely unsustainable – putting America
on an inevitable collision course with other cou...
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