by Joanna Weiss
BP's Gulf of Mexico catastrophe is just the latest reminder that our heavy reliance on petroleum—which not only fuels our cars but is found in everything from diapers to toothpaste—won't be sustainable for that much longer. What's less clear is what life will be like in a less oil-dependent US.
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