Following a massive oil-spill in the San Francisco Bay, scientists, hoping to avert an ecological disaster, release an untested virus which feeds on oil and petroleum based molecules. The virus indeed consumes the oil spill, but contrary to its design, manages to survive much longer than suspected and begins to attack all petroleum based products along the west coast. Soon the virus spreads worldwide.
With the US President out of the country, and the VP killed in a virus related plane crash, panic consumes the nation. The virus set the country's and the world's technology back several hundred years.
This report prepared by Roger Perry