Better World Club News
Patriot's Energy Pledge (www.saveabarrel.org):is
a civic campaign to help Americans reduce our dependence on
oil, by taking personal steps to meet our transportation needs
in more fuel-efficient ways. Every American driver can reduce
oil use dramatically, while maintaining lifestyle and safety.
By taking the pledge, you will save at the pump, help the
environment and make our nation more secure.
Over 100,000 people
have taken the Clean Car Pledge, now you can too. (www.environmentaldefense.org):
The Clean Car Campaign will collect
your Pledge and deliver it to U.S. auto companies reminding
them that consumers want cars that are cleaner and more fuel-efficient.
the Clean Car Pledge
In July, Governor Gray Davis of California
signed legislation which will regulate the greenhouse gas
emissions of California automobiles. Environmental leaders
have viewed this as potentially the most significant global
warming legislation ever enacted (with substantial potential
to improve fuel efficiency and reduce dependence on oil, as
well). It's not yet clear whether the Bush Administration
will stick to its "states rights" principles or
attempt to prevent the California law, which was pretty much
opposed by the entire "highway" lobby, from going
AAA expressed its "concerns"
about the legislation so you know where they were coming from.
At the same time, the legislation was endorsed by every major
environmental group in the state. If you would like a full
copy of the letters that the AAA of Southern California and
the California State AAA (Northern California) sent to the
California legislature, email