January 17, 2003

Actor Dennis Weaver promotes use of hydrogen fuel

Los Angeles, California – Dennis Weaver is thought to be the first actor to star in a fictitious role in a television series which virtually parallels what he is doing in real life, in “Touched by an Angel.”

Though busy in his acting career, Dennis Weaver simultaneously has been crusading to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, especially gasoline. He seeks to end the importation of oil, and the substitution of hydrogen in automobiles, which leaves no pollution, just water pure enough to drink. Weaver and his wife, Gerry, founded the non-profit Institute of Ecolonomics in 1992. Their goal is to “save the planet” from pollution, by encouraging businesses to improve the environment while still making a profit.

From May 1 to 14, he will be leading a caravan of non-gasoline fueled automobiles (many hydrogen or partly hydrogen-propelled) from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. Rallies and consciousness-raising events will be held en route, where Weaver hopes to gather 100,000 anti-oil importation/pro-hydrogen signatures to present to Congress.

“With a united effort, a hydrogen economy and total freedom from our reliance on foreign oil could be completed in three to four years,” said Weaver.

He will also star in an episode of “Touched by an Angel” as a scientist trying to promote the use of hydrogen. Titled “The Good Earth,” this CBS Production episode, in association with Moon/Water Productions, Inc., is filming from January 14-22, on locations around Salt Lake City. It is being directed by Ben Lewin, with Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye and Valerie Bertinelli in their “angel” roles.

Dennis Weaver’s web site is www.drivetosurvive.info.

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