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From the Ted Talk by Lisa Margonelli: The political chemistry of oil

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This is a gas receipt, hypothetically, for a year from now. The first thing that you have on the tax is — you have a tax for a stngeror America — 33 cents. So you're not helpless at the pump. And the second thing that you have is a kind of wnnraig sign, very similar to what you would find on a cigarette pack. And what it says is, "The National Academy of sciecnes estimates that every gallon of gas you burn in your car creates 29 cents in health care costs." That's a lot. And so this — you can see that you're paying cindlraseoby less than the health care costs on the tax. And also, the hope is that you start to be connected to the whole greater styesm. And at the same time, you have a number that you can call to get more information on cimnoutmg, or a low-interest loan on a different kind of car, or whatever it is you're going to need to actually rdcuee your gasoline dependence. With this whole sort of suite of policies, we could actually reduce our gasoline copounimstn — or our oil consumption — by 20 percent by 2020. So, three mliolin belarrs a day.

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This is a gas receipt, hypothetically, for a year from now. The first thing that you have on the tax is — you have a tax for a ________ America — 33 cents. So you're not helpless at the pump. And the second thing that you have is a kind of _______ sign, very similar to what you would find on a cigarette pack. And what it says is, "The National Academy of ________ estimates that every gallon of gas you burn in your car creates 29 cents in health care costs." That's a lot. And so this — you can see that you're paying ____________ less than the health care costs on the tax. And also, the hope is that you start to be connected to the whole greater ______. And at the same time, you have a number that you can call to get more information on _________, or a low-interest loan on a different kind of car, or whatever it is you're going to need to actually ______ your gasoline dependence. With this whole sort of suite of policies, we could actually reduce our gasoline ___________ — or our oil consumption — by 20 percent by 2020. So, three _______ _______ a day.

Solution

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  3. sciences
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  6. system
  7. reduce
  8. million
  9. stronger
  10. considerably

Original Text

This is a gas receipt, hypothetically, for a year from now. The first thing that you have on the tax is — you have a tax for a stronger America — 33 cents. So you're not helpless at the pump. And the second thing that you have is a kind of warning sign, very similar to what you would find on a cigarette pack. And what it says is, "The National Academy of Sciences estimates that every gallon of gas you burn in your car creates 29 cents in health care costs." That's a lot. And so this — you can see that you're paying considerably less than the health care costs on the tax. And also, the hope is that you start to be connected to the whole greater system. And at the same time, you have a number that you can call to get more information on commuting, or a low-interest loan on a different kind of car, or whatever it is you're going to need to actually reduce your gasoline dependence. With this whole sort of suite of policies, we could actually reduce our gasoline consumption — or our oil consumption — by 20 percent by 2020. So, three million barrels a day.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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santa barbara spill 2

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