Monday, March 10, 2008

INTRODUCING THE OPEC-AVENGER...


David Reinhard, associate editor of the Oregonian, writes in a commentary on Robert Zubrin's plan to switch the world to an Open Fuels Standard:

"What if a car could run on gasoline or alcohol or any combination thereof. . . .

Think about the possibilities. Drivers wouldn't be lashed to the skyrocketing price of oil on world markets. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) wouldn't have consumers over a barrel. Cars able to burn petroleum- or alcohol-based fuels or any brew of the two would drive down oil prices. Oil would have a competitor in the transpiration sector -- a fuel that's better for the environment. And less dependence on foreign oil would mean less dependence on unsavory regimes living off petrodollars -- such as Iran and Venezuela. U.S. drivers would no longer indirectly fund terrorists who want to kill us. U.S. farmers could start to grow our own auto fuel. So could farmers in what are now some of the globe's poorest nations.

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