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donald7

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Review for Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked in many fields, grew up in a small town of less than 1,000 people, a farm community, worked on farms, in construction, manufacturing, welding, operating forklift, overhead crane, maintenace in plastic molding, received an Associates Degree in Auto Tech, ASE Certified, drove truck ten years, & have been a freight broker for three years, Once a freight broker I found how much waste there is in freight transportation yet the industry, representatives in DC, as with health care refuse to accept, or acknowledge we're on a head-on collision with the next too big to fail. The transportation system we use is outdated, we waste billions of dollars a year, not only in transportation, but due to transportation. Traffic congestion, deadhead miles, accidents, injury, resulting in rising health care costs, & more. In research to better my business as a broker I came across EESI & the information is great, proof backing up all I have found in most everything I have on my site. If we could get our representatives to listen, put this IT ahead of self interest, & contributors we could easily turn this nation around. The 21st century is proving to be a challenge we have not yet realized, many people left behind because they refuse to accept, utilize the information, & IT available. If you look at www.b4dcfreight.com links page you will find information from the FHWA: Table 3-5. Truck Miles by Products Carried: 2002 In 2002 the US had 29 million deadhead freight miles, 20% of total 145,173 million freight, miles were empty trucks. Compare Figure 3-4. Estimated Average Daily Long-Haul Truck Traffic on the National Highway System: 2002 to Figure 3-5. Estimated Average Daily Long-Haul Truck Traffic on the National Highway System: 2035 Freight traffic is projected to increase substantially in the near future. Look at http://ewg.org/ billions handed out to corporate/factory farms while family farmers go under, & rising health care costs a result, to http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/ the nation is $2.2 trillion in need of infrastructure upgrades yet according to www.supplycahinbrain.org videos National Freight Policy, US Dept of Commerce with Joe Holecko, We spend $200 billion a year due to traffic congestion, will spend 14% of GDP in 2050. While we're in wars EESI makes the point as Energy Innovation in Our Nation’s Defense America’s energy choices are inextricably linked to national and economic security. America’s oil dependence leaves the nation vulnerable to hostile nations and diverts hundreds of billions of dollars out of the economy each year. Declining oil supplies combined with increased global demand will only increase these pressures and impact our ability to remain militarily strong and agile. DOD is uniquely positioned, because of its own energy security needs, to help drive the market for innovative applications and broad utilization of clean energy technologies. Key partnerships with other federal agencies and the private sector can help DOD unleash the full force of American innovation and investment leadership in clean energy technologies. If you look at the sacrifices young Americans are making, wounded, dying for their country, we spend trillions on these wars, & will spend trillions on health care for Vets, it's impossible to not recognize the importance of sites such as EESI! Of all the sites I have on www.b4dcfreoight.com EESI seems to bring the most valuable information in that it brings the reality of the cost of war, importance of energy independence, & possibly the key to national security. Thanks EESI for a great job, I hope everyone in the nation, if not world wake up to the facts you bring so we can one day find a more intelligent way to solve problems than going to war in which we only compound those problems.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowledge

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very informative

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  General Member of the Public & I recently created a transportation load board, promoting energy independence, gaols include reducing deadhead miles in freight transportation, traffic congestion, emissions, accidents, injury, death, health care costs, & more.