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Unformatted text preview: oil as well as our carbon emissions.> Plan decreases dependence on foreign oil
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(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.] Addressing this dependence independently prevents geopolitical upheavals beyond Iran
over remaining oil reserves – an advanced high-speed rail system is the only
realistic way to reduce oil dependence within the transportation sector
Perl, professor of Urban Studies & Political Science @ Simon Fraser University in Canada, director of the Urb...
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