NOW IS THE TIME to Push Ron Paul's Industrial Hemp Bill, HR 1866!!Submitted by Jefferson2 on Mon, 05/03/2010 - 11:12
I believe the recent and growing oil spill disaster, has created an opportunity to TRULY get passage of Ron Paul's Industrial Hemp Bill. This disaster could very well be the worst in history, and the American public is going to be very open for suggestions on alternatives.
On April 2, 2009 Rep. Ron Paul introduced H.R. 1866, the "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2007," with ten original co-sponsors: Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Barney Frank (D-MA), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Tom McClintock (R-CA), George Miller (D-CA), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA).
You would think that if the Govt. TRULY cared about the environment, and reducing dependency on foreign oil, that it would be supporting this bill.
I see a perfect storm of public demand, and the politicians need to publicly support a viable energy alternative besides nuclear, to try and save their endangered careers.
The passing of this bill could seemingly solve our energy crisis, create new jobs, and boost our economy. This alternative energy program could be implemented in MONTHS not YEARS.
I think we can USE THIS OPPORTUNITY, to push for action on this bill, JUST like we have on HR 1207, and S 604.
Here is a sample of the benefits using hemp.
- Farming 6% of the continental U.S. acreage with biomass crops would provide all of America's energy needs.
- Hemp is Earth's number-one biomass resource; it is capable of producing 10 tons per acre in four months.
- Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol, or gasoline at a cost comparable to petroleum, and hemp is much better for the environment. Pyrolysis (charcoalizing), or biochemical composting are two methods of turning hemp into fuel.
- Hemp can produce 10 times more methanol than corn.
- Hemp fuel burns clean. Petroleum causes acid rain due to sulfur pollution.
- The use of hemp fuel does not contribute to global warming.
Here is more info on Ron Paul's bill, and ALL OF THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. This organization (Vote Hemp) seems to be at the forefront of the fight, to get this most valuable commodity to market.
Lotus Eco Elise car made with hemp
(This car is kick @$$)
Here is a video of Henry Ford's car made of Hemp. Watch them hit the body panel with a hammer and it bounce back.
I know that the grassroots can make this happen. Look at what has happened with progress on auditing the Fed.
We should make this a priority. This will only take 30 minutes of your time.
This is nothing to feel silly about. This is a viable SOLUTION to the mess we have gotten ourselves in.
Here is a one page white paper explaining most of the benefits of this amazing plant.
Fuel is only ONE use for it. You can make animal and human food, textiles, building materials, paper, body care, and so much more. Over 55 different industries that could be revolutionized by hemp production.
We HAVE to:
Call and or email our representatives.
Send them this info.
Let Ron Paul know we're ready to give this bill the same support.
Alert campaign For Liberty
Tea Party Groups
Call talk radio.
Start the buzz.
This oil disaster is not going away anytime soon. The time has NEVER BEEN MORE RIPE for this country to GROW UP, and BREAK the grip of big oil, big banks, and the general suppression of viable solutions based on needless fear.
We have taken on the Fed. We might as well take on big oil while we're at it. I know these are lofty goals, but we are not one to shy away from these giants.
The ball is in your court. The time is right.
Put farmers and industry to work!!
PLANT BABY PLANT !!!