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Powering Down Oil?

Environment America advocates for electric cars this summer.
By
Denise Lew

Arlington — Near an electric charging station in Arlington recently, Environment America, an environmental advocacy organization, urged citizens to use cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars to help the environment and cut costs for households during a press conference.

Last summer, President Obama made an agreement with 13 major automakers to boost fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025. Environment America also released a report finding that clean cars would significantly reduce oil consumption and global warming pollution across Virginia.

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