Welcome to the official website for the Portland State University EcoPol Project, where capstone students report their findings on research conducted on the environmental and economic issues surrounding petroleum use.
It took 300 million years to form all global oil reserves in the world, and yet within one-hundred and twenty-five years, we have already managed to use up nearly half it. "The world now consumes 85 million barrels of oil per day, or 40,000 gallons per second, and demand is growing... [read more]
The use of petroleum products does not just impact the day to day lives of humans, but rather every living thing on planet earth. The environment is in great peril. Enormous amounts of pollution and environmental degradation has occurred as the direct result of the use and extraction... [read more]
It’s important to note how essential petroleum is in producing enough food to support the global population. “It is estimated that the earth could support between one and two billion people if we did not apply mass production concepts to growing food and then ship the resulting crops long... [read more]
The time for change is now; our planet and our bodies can no longer wait. Making individual changes is important, but what is more important it taking action politically. It is not too to make a change, but we also cannot afford to wait any longer. Tell your friends about the dangers... [read more]