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Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save New Yorkers $14.8 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As New Yorkers prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment New York report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save New Yorkers roughly $14.8 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.  The report was released just days after the Obama administration’s announcement of proposed new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025. 

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving

America’s dependence on oil threatens our environment, our economy, and our national security. Whether it is the scars left by the oil spills in the Yellowstone and Kalamazoo rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, the $1 billion that American families and businesses send overseas every day for oil, or the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution emitted annually which fuels more and more extreme weather, these problems demand that we break our dependence on oil.

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Environmental group says ‘clean cars’ would save New Yorkers millions

Environment New York, a statewide citizen-based advocacy group, said Monday a new report  — Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving: How Clean Car Standards Will Cut Oil Use and Save Americans Money — shows more fuel efficient cars would cut oil use and save New Yorkers roughly $14.8 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.

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