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NH Global Warming Foes ‘Gassed’ About Fuel-Efficiency Bill

December 7, 2007

Concord, NH – It was a real 'gas' yesterday in Washington, D.C., and environmentalists say it's cause for celebration here in New Hampshire, too. They believe Thursday's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to increase automobile fuel economy standards will take a bite out of global warming.

Jan Pendlebury, of New Hampshire Global Warming and the National Environmental Trust, says the proposed increase to 35 miles per gallon by 2020 will also help bring America's car industry out of the Stone Age.

"We've seen the Japanese automakers take the top spots, and the American public is really getting tired of seeing our technology become dinosaurs."

Pendlebury says the average family would save $700 per year at the gas pump under the new proposal. She notes that, in addition to saving money on fuel, the vote shows Congress is serious about weaning America off imported oil.

"Our dependence on foreign oil is a threat to national security. We can no longer afford to be dependent on foreign oil and action must be taken today."

It's been more than 30 years since Congress established the current fuel-efficiency standards. The bill now heads to the Senate, although President Bush has already vowed a veto.

John Robinson/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - NH