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09/14/2012

 
Missouri State Debate Institute 2008
1CAFE Affirmative
CAFÉ Affirmative
CAFÉ 1ac........................................................................................................................................................................3CAFÉ 1ac........................................................................................................................................................................4CAFÉ 1ac........................................................................................................................................................................5CAFÉ 1ac........................................................................................................................................................................6CAFÉ 1ac........................................................................................................................................................................7CAFÉ 1ac........................................................................................................................................................................8CAFÉ 1ac........................................................................................................................................................................9***Oil***......................................................................................................................................................................10Action Needed For Soft Landing..................................................................................................................................11Fuel Inefficiency Increase Oil Use................................................................................................................................12Fuel Inefficiency Causes Dependence..........................................................................................................................1340mpg Solves Dependence...........................................................................................................................................1439mpg Solves Dependence...........................................................................................................................................15Small Efficiency Increase Solves Dependence.............................................................................................................16Fuel Efficiency Solves Dependence..............................................................................................................................17Fuel Efficiency Solves Dependence..............................................................................................................................18Fuel Efficiency Solves Dependence..............................................................................................................................19Energy efficiency key to solve energy crisis................................................................................................................20......................................................................................................................................................................................21***Alternative Advantages***.....................................................................................................................................21Oil Spills Advantage.....................................................................................................................................................22Caspian Advantage........................................................................................................................................................23Caspian Advantage........................................................................................................................................................24Caspian Advantage........................................................................................................................................................25Caspian Advantage........................................................................................................................................................26Caspian Advantage........................................................................................................................................................27Resource War Advantage..............................................................................................................................................28Resource War Advantage..............................................................................................................................................29ANWR Advantage (Terror impact)...............................................................................................................................30ANWR Advantage (Species Impact)............................................................................................................................31ANWR Advantage (Culture).........................................................................................................................................32***Caspian Extensions***...........................................................................................................................................33CAFÉ Solves Caspian Instability..................................................................................................................................34***ANWR Extensions***............................................................................................................................................35Increased CAFÉ prevents ANWR drilling....................................................................................................................36***2ac Add-ons***.......................................................................................................................................................372ac Add-on: Power Wars...............................................................................................................................................382ac Add-on: Proliferation..............................................................................................................................................392ac Add-on: Trade War.................................................................................................................................................402ac Add-on: Mideast War..............................................................................................................................................412ac Add-on: Pollution...................................................................................................................................................42***Auto Industry***....................................................................................................................................................43Increase Auto Industry..................................................................................................................................................44CAFÉ Key U.S. Auto Industry......................................................................................................................................45***Economy***...........................................................................................................................................................46CAFÉ Boost Economy..................................................................................................................................................47***Case Answers***....................................................................................................................................................48A/T: Consumers will Drive More.................................................................................................................................49A2: Safety.....................................................................................................................................................................50A2: CAFÉ Cause High Oil............................................................................................................................................51A2: CAFÉ Causes Low Oil...........................................................................................................................................52A2: Oil Shocks..............................................................................................................................................................53A2: Transition...............................................................................................................................................................54
 
Missouri State Debate Institute 2008
2CAFE Affirmative
A2: Increase Dependence..............................................................................................................................................55
 
Missouri State Debate Institute 2008
3CAFE Affirmative
CAFÉ 1ac
Observation One: A policy without commitmentThe U.S. government is investing heavily in oil subsidies and tax breaks which pushes fuel-efficient vehicles and policies out
Tom
Peters
(executive director of Tennessean Citizen Action)
June 9
2008 “Fuel policies unfairly tilt tocorporations”, The Tennessean,http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080609/OPINION01/806090352/1008
In the long run,
the U.S. needs an energy policy that decreases our reliance on fossil fuels and puts us on a pathtoward energy independence through development of environmentally friendly
 
, renewable energy
alternatives
. Today,
oil companies get huge government subsidies in the form of huge tax breaks. These subsidies waste taxpayer dollars by undermining government programs to promote fuel efficiency
 
, alternative fuels and environmental protection.
Instead of giving handouts to Big Oil, we need to be investing in our priorities here in America, including
morecomprehensive mass-transit systems and
more fuel-efficient vehicles that will give people more options and save moneyon commuting.
Furthermore, the oil companies should have to invest more of those profits in alternative-fuel research and development sothat we turn the page on dependence on foreign oil.
This long-term approach will take real policy change and a different setof priorities that value people and families over corporations.
The oil companies are obviously comfortable with "business asusual" at the expense of consumers. Instead of giving billions more in taxpayer handouts to oil companies that are already making billions, weneed to be investing in America's priorities.
Without Federal incentives the auto industry will continue to block fuel-efficient vehicleimprovements or and increase in standards
Derrick Z.
Jackson
(columnist with the Boston Globe)
June 13
2008 “Foresight lacking”, The Record,http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/366219
As Asian automakers focused on smaller, fuel-efficient cars,
Detroit kept feeding American delusions of unbridled power andlimitless privilege
. In 2002, GM vice-chairman Bob Lutz extolled the Hummer as "luxury in the sense of acquiring more capability thanyou will likely ever need."
The automakers have bitterly fought U.S. federal and state efforts toward stringent standardsfor fuel efficiency and emissions. They keep trying to fit the round peg of fuel efficiency in a square hole of "smaller" Hummers and hybrid Tahoes and Yukons
. Two years ago, GM offered to reimburse some new car buyers for anygasoline they purchased over $1.99 a gallon. In 2005, Lutz boasted that he and Wagoner were putting their resources "where we've got positivemomentum, which is basically ... Cadillac, Hummer, and GMC." Later that same year, Lutz voiced confidence that the slumping SUV marketwould rebound because, "I'm betting we're going to see regular under $2 a gallon again." This winter, Lutz went so far as to call globalwarming, of which SUVs have become America's symbol of denial, "a crock of (expletive deleted)."
The lack of American vision wasmade complete last month as Asian automakers outsold Detroit for the first time in history
 
, with the top four cars beingthe Honda Civic and Accord and the Toyota Corolla and Camry.

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