Neil Young argues for cleaner fuels in op-ed
Writing in the The Huffington Post, Young argues that setting higher mileage goals in the years ahead will not impact climage change in a significant way. "For survival of the planet and our way of life as human beings, we need to drastically reduce our carbon output," he wrote. "The approach being taken does not do that."
The folk icon calls on U.S. lawmakers to find ways to encourage the development of cleaner fuels and cleaner running engines, adding that the current approach will do nothing to prevent disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.
"The real goal is clean cars with energy independence," Young writes. "Electric cars with low carbon emitting generators and sufficient electric only ranges for commuting are an inevitable part of the future for the planet earth. The latest regulations and standards being floated will not attain the goal of slowing and stopping global warming.
"The government must step away from the cozy relationships with oil
producing companies and start to see the future of America is low carbon
fuels and machines to use them," he adds. "Our government is not addressing the
needs of our planet by simply mandating that we use less gasoline."
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