Urge U.S. Public Transportation to use Renewable Fuel


Target: Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Demand all public transportation vehicles run on natural gas alternatives

Fluctuating gas prices and fear of oil depletion can be cured by turning to renewable fuel sources. Oil and gas can be replaced by a number of natural alternatives, including hemp, soybeans, corn, and vegetable oil. With so many natural solutions available, there is no need for crude oil products.

Crude oil takes the form of the oil and gas used to power our vehicles. Of the estimated 90 million barrels of oil used per day worldwide, only 10% of that comes from renewable sources. Biofuels provide a low cost, nontoxic way to bring the use of fossil fuels to extinction. Biofuels are naturally produced fuels generated from living organisms. Through a process likened to photosynthesis, plants and plant-derived materials containing carbon dioxide undergo a biomass conversion that turns such substances as corn and soybeans into solid, liquid, and gas forms that can be used as fuel.

Unlike coal, oil, and natural gas, biofuels are renewable energy sources. These naturally occurring resources are easily regenerated and produce no waste or pollution when burned. Bioethanol is made from a biomass conversion of sugarcane and starch crops. Biodiesel is obtained from vegetable oil and animal fats and can be used as fuel in its pure form without little to no modification to diesel engines.

In 2010 the United States was already one of the world’s top two biofuel producers. Biofuel is a registered fuel by the Environmental Protection Agency and is recognized by the Department of Energy and Department of Transportation as an alternate fuel source. Fuel resources are at hand that would provide energy security, promote agriculture, and reduce waste. Tell the Environmental Protection Agency that mandates must be set in place to break the United States’ dependence on petroleum and other fossil fuels. All public transportation vehicles must be run by natural gas alternatives.


Dear Environmental Protection Agency,

The availability and abundance of alternative fuel sources make dependence on fossil fuels archaic. Proven breakthroughs in the understanding of carbon fixation and biomass conversion as related to renewable sources of fuel have paved the way for a cleaner, less costly solution to public transportation.

All public transportation vehicles, including mass transit, school buses, and police and emergency vehicles must be converted to run on biofuels. Eliminate the need for foreign oil and give the generations to come an agriculturally advanced, less polluting system of travel.


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One Comment

  1. Jörg-Michael Krah says:

    Biofuels seem to be a clean alternative – but: crops are used to fuel cars while other people are starving in other countries. Woods are destroyed in Brazil to plant energy crops. Though it is scientifically clear that re-forestation has a much bigger positive effect on climate than using the land for fuel.

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