Fighting Oil Addiction: July 2008

Issue Paper
July 18, 2008

Ranking States' Oil Vulnerability and Solutions for Change

The sharp rise in gas prices has been a reminder that America's addiction to oil continues to threaten our economic viability, our national security and global environmental health. To curb this perilous addiction, we need effective government policies that will increase the availability and use of efficient vehicles and clean fuels and that will promote smart growth and public transit. This July 2008 issue paper identifies the states that are most vulnerable to spikes in oil prices?and those states that are doing the most to break their addiction to oil.