Monday, July 24, 2006

Julia Roberts and biofuels

The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Georgia native, Julia Roberts, has signed on to the biofuels movement. She's joined Earth Biofuels, Inc. as a spokesperson, and has made a concentrated effort on converting school buses from diesel to a cleaner fuel.

"The use of biodiesel is a positive step toward minimizing pollutive emissions and greenhouse gases," Ms. Roberts said in a statement. "By focusing on school buses, we can affect the health and wellbeing of the people most susceptible to that pollution - our children - today."

The article goes on to talk about biofuels as a serious discussion in the Republican Ag Commissioner race. That's a good sign as Georgia is the perfect place to promote the idea as a new industry. Several members of the legislature have taken up the cause already. Cathy Cox made it a major part of her platform for Georgia. Mark Taylor has expressed his support in exploring the uses of alternative fuels. So, hopefully it will become a campaign issue seriously talked about (and covered by the media) in the governor's race.

If we don't do this, someone else will. And Georgia will have missed a golden opportunity.

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