Don't Just Protest the (BP) Oil Spill:
Protest To Congress: NO More OIL, NO More Toxic Petroleum!
What Could Have Been and Can Be Now!
USA, Early 1900's:
"We Need more fuel for our car,
Please stop at the store for more peanut oil,"
American husband's request to his wife.
We don't need petroleum/gasoline. We don't need to be subjected to the toxic and environmentally devastating petroleum drilling, transportation and refining.
Peanut Oil Diesel
Rudolf Diesel intended his diesel engine created in 1894 to run on Peanut oil, Henry Ford considered Hemp as fuel source as well as a material to make his cars. See Note 1
In the mid 1920's here in the US, vegetable oil may not have had the quantity of production that would be needed to push aside petroleum before it got started.
There was however, an excellent plant source that had rapid growth and could be farmed and harvested to meet the start-up and growing needs of a natural fuel to power early automobiles.
Industrial hemp was that plant and it posed no health problems. See Note 2
Industrial Hemp is a fast growing, versatile plant with many benefits as fuel for automobiles. As a "wonder plant, it can provide biodegradable plastics, paper and materials for clothing and more.
Industrial Hemp has a plant cousin known as Medicinal Hemp aka Marijuana.
But no amount of Industrial hemp can in any way make one "high'.