Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction.
A special advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger, former head of the California EPA, and co-founder of The Riverkeeper Alliance with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, Terry Tamminen explores the price we pay for each fill up at the pump: the health care costs, government subsidies, economic costs, and environmental devastation, plus the wars and backhanded dealings all to keep our supplies pumping. Tamminen points out that we've made a deal with the devil to stay supplied - but it's time for that to stop, just as our oil reserves will in the next thirty to fifty years. Using tobacco-style litigation against oil and auto industries, Tamminen proposes to use the legal proceeds to help pay for the switch to hydrogen fuel cell energy within a decade, just as California efforts to do just that are beginning- Cody's Books
In the summer of 2003, Terry Tamminen helped Arnold Schwarzenegger win the historic recall election and become Governor of California. He became Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in November 2003 and was promoted to Cabinet Secretary, Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, in December 2004.
Tamminen's latest book will be released in late 2006. Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction (Island Press) is an examination of our dependence on oil and a strategy to evolve to more sustainable energy sources. He authored a series of best-selling Ultimate Guides to pools and spas (McGraw-Hill) and several theatrical works on the life of William Shakespeare.
In 1993, Tamminen founded the Santa Monica BayKeeper and served as its Executive Director for six years. He co-founded Waterkeeper programs in San Diego, Orange County, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. He also served for five years as Executive Director of the Environment Now Foundation in Santa Monica, CA and co-founded the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at the School of Law, University of California Los Angeles.
He was appointed Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in 2003 and Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, in 2004. He currently lectures and provides private consulting services to a variety of clients, including advising the Governor on energy and environmental policy.
Tamminen has served on numerous civic and charitable boards and commissions, including the Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project, the U.S. Navy Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station Restoration Advisory Board, the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Safety Committee and the Wishtoyo Foundation.