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Cleaner Cars, Less Foreign Oil

31 Mar 2011  |   Daniel Jacobs


Today, the League of Conservation Voters, Center for American Progress, and Sierra Club unveiled the "Cleaner Cars, Less Foreign Oil" plan, which asks President Obama and Congress to establish strict targets for ending foreign oil use, improving fuel economy standards, investing in new transportation projects, preventing abusive oil speculation, and ending tax loopholes for oil companies.

In order to significantly decrease our domestic oil use and reduce financial burdens for American families, the "Cleaner Cars, Less Foreign Oil" plan proposes the following four-part initiative:

  • Cut foreign oil use by 5 percent annually, and in half by 2022
  • Build 21st century cars that get 60 miles per gallon by 2025 and invest in transportation choices
  • End tax loopholes for Big Oil, and invest one cent per dollar of Big Oil profit into ultra-clean vehicle R&D
  • Stop speculators from driving up oil prices

By adhering to these and other strategies, our nation can significantly reduce its suffocating dependence on oil, utilize cleaner cars, and embrace a clean energy future.

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