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Oil Spill: 'Experts Overlooking Low-Cost Solutions'

by Staff
June 1, 2010
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MT. FREEDOM, N.J., (christiansunite.com) -- "Government and oil officials have been overlooking low-cost, common sense solutions to cleaning up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico," according to Dennis Howard, President of the Movement for a Better America.

Howard, a pro-life leader whose career spans 60 years, said, "It's another case of bureaucrats ignoring the obvious. A proven, low cost solution to cleaning up oil spills lies in a simple technology that I tried to market in the mid-70s."

He said, "It is plain, old Canadian peat moss which has the capacity to absorb 8 times its weight in oil. Canada has millions of acres of it. I'm sure there is no supply problem."

Howard tried to market the product in the mid-1970's but was stymied because it was so cheap that it was hard to make money on it. "That's what makes it a great solution to a massive oil spill -- its low cost and its amazing ability to absorb oil."

"An experiment demonstrates its ability to absorb oil. Just add a half a cup of motor oil to a large glass container full of water. Then add a cup of dry peat moss. It will absorb 8 times its weight in oil within 5 minutes, leaving clear water below and a mass of oily peat moss on top. It can easily be applied by agricultural aircraft and scooped up or skimmed by boats and barges."

Howard's marketing career focused on life-saving products. Working with Baker Industries, he introduced the first residential smoke detector in 1975. Sales went from 20,000 units a year to a million in four years. "Sadly," he said, "cheap imports quickly wiped out the domestic smoke detector industry. That was stupid, too. Thousands of people lost good, new jobs."

Howard started The Movement for a Better America when he retired in 1995. "It was my way of trying to leave the world a better place for the next generation." He is available for interviews on this and other life issues, including the economic impact of abortion.

He said, "Abortion does far more damage to our country and our economy every year than a dozen oil spills like this. Unfortunately, our leaders are doing even less to prevent it." His website is www.movementforabetteramerica.org.

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