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June 25th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Building Up America: Floridians race to save Gulf wildlife

(CNN) – Florida's wildlife is part of what makes the state unique. With a disaster looming offshore, the animals' delicate way of life hangs in the balance. Fortunately, an army of volunteers is ready to help them. Our Tom Foreman has their story for today's "Building Up America" report. Watch Video


Filed under: Building Up America • Gulf Oil Spill
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  1. Smith in Oregon

    Every Commercial Ethanol Plant produces more immediately usable fuel than any currently producing toxic, poisonous and carcinogenic crude Oil fossil fuel well produces gasoline in America.

    It takes at least 6 gallons of toxic, poisonous and carcinogenic crude Oil to produce a single gallon of gasoline, unlike a bio-renewable Ethanol plant, when that pocket of fossil fuel in the crude Oil deposit is gone, it's gone period and the carbon released must be artificially compensated unless you want to super saturate the worlds Oceans with carbon more than they are already.

    Funny, I don't see any of these Republican Big Oil corporations planting tree's to offset all the carbon fumes their product is spewing into America's atmosphere. Isn't it time to call Big Oil into account for the toxins, poisons and pollution their product produces?

    Ethanol is carbon-neutral, it doesn't produce more carbon than the feedstock captured. Pressuring America's automakers to have full Flex-Fuel capable autos and trucks should be already in place and taking place.

    E30 and E50 mixtures of Ethanol-Gasoline would almost immediately ween America from its dependence on ALL foreign crude Oil and those 'Oil Wars' that come with pouring 1 Billion dollars per day into the greedy hands of Middle East country's for their 'Oil'.

    Automakers can simply change the car and truck's fuel 'chip' to enable them to run on E30 and E50 mixtures at minimal costs (far less than 100 dollars).

    Federal Government should subsidize and give tax breaks to stations which add Ethanol-Gasoline mixing pumps which allow the consumer to adjust whatever Ethanol blend their vehicle can handle.

    June 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    The Republican politicians are so utterly corrupted by Big Oil, they could be seen as a Heroin addicts so hopelessly addicted to Heroin they'll gladly sell their family's heritage for another bag of Heroin no matter what that costs their family or neighbors.

    June 26, 2010 at 2:45 am |
  3. Frank

    Yeah. Bambi here is what makes Florida unique. Bambi sips from the clean salt water that laps against Pensicola beach. Oh, horse hockey. What makes Florida unique is its prevalence of retards. May the Gods smite this state that looks like a you-know-what (won't map makers think of the children) with some combination of hurricanes/oil soaked beaches/republican leadership/bluehairs until such time that Jeb Bush can be elected our supreme commander and leader in faith? Imagine a nation filled with that lady from the Hover-round ad. That's change we can all believe in.

    June 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm |