29 Jul '11, 9pm

Our cars and trucks belch out 1.7 billion tons of CO2 every year - 28% of our national carbon footprint.

Our cars and trucks belch out 1.7 billion tons of CO2 every year - 28% of our national carbon footprint.

Today my colleague Luke Tonachel and I represented NRDC at the Washington ceremony where President Obama announced a triumph of American leadership, the single largest step we can take to break our costly addiction to oil. By 2025, new cars and light trucks in this county will go about twice as far , on average, on a gallon of gas , compared with today’s vehicles. The difference will save Americans $80 billion a year at the pump. It will reduce our oil use by 3.1 million barrels per day by 2030. It will cut automobile carbon emissions in half. And it will create up to150,000 American jobs, as Detroit shows the world how to build the next generation of energy efficient cars. Peter Lehner (l), Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Gina McCarthy, EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation If you're as tired as I am of those naysayers and hand wringers who always s...

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