The Real Cost September 29, 2010 : 5:51 PM

Our addiction to oil has a real cost:

"Our friends at VoteVets released a TV ad of their own explaining why the oil companies are wrong. Narrated by a man who lost his brother in Iraq, the ad explains some of the real costs of our oil dependence: threats to national security and added danger to our troops overseas."

"Big oil companies and their lobbyists are engaged in a desperate attempt to scare us into thinking that it would be economically harmful to end our reliance on fossil fuels. Oilcompanies have already spent more than $126 million (PDF) on TV ads in 2010. And together, fossil fuel industries including oil, coal, natural gas and electric utilities have spent more than $335 million."