Drive a Fuel-Efficient Car, Reduce Air Pollution

John Rockhold
January/February 2006
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If Batman drove a fuel-efficient car, this would be it ? the Toyota Prius, a gasoline/electric hybrid. The Prius is among the most fuel-efficient and least-polluting vehicles available.
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Almost a third of the air pollution in the United States comes from passenger vehicles. Choosing a greener car can help reduce air pollution and save you money at the gas pump.

Tailpipe emissions, such as nitrogen oxides, volatile organic hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and particulate matter, are byproducts of engines' combustion process and the evaporation of fuel. They create smog and acid rain, and are damaging to both natural ecosystems and human health. High levels of air pollutants ? especially particulate matter ? are a serious health risk for those with respiratory problems or heart disease, which is why the EPA closely monitors and reports on local air-quality conditions.

To help you easily judge a car's emissions, the EPA provides air pollution scores for specific models, with zero signaling the most pollution and 10 the least. Each score reflects a set of limits for tailpipe emissions. When kept properly maintained, the vehicle will emit no more than those limits. The following 2005 models had the least amount of tailpipe emissions: the Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid, Saturn Ion, Honda Accord Hybrid and Nissan Sentra. To view more scores for the most fuel-efficient vehicles from model years 2000 to 2005, check out the October/November 2005 issue of Mother Earth News. For more information, visit the Alternative Transportation Page.







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SHERI GRIZZELL-SCOTT
2/8/2008 11:28:15 AM
This is the first paragraph to the comment that was posted above. It was cut off on accident. Sorry for the confusion. The real problem is that General Motors etc. has bought out all of the gas efficient carb’s from independent people that are just like you and me. These people have invented carburetors that get 200 mpg and General Motors contacts them, offers a hefty payoff to all rights and then keeps the design, while we pay the high gas prices. That is what the problem is. It is all about greed and money to these larger companies and the working people of America are paying the price. No one looks into it too much because they come up missing. It really is a problem that people need to rally together to stop. Refusing to buy cars that get less than 200 mpg is possible and would create positive changes. Let’s start talking, thinking and doing like Martin Luther King. He had a dream and we should all have a dream to be treated fairly. Type in 200 mpg carburetors in your google search browser and look into this. It is not a myth.

SHERI GRIZZELL-SCOTT
2/8/2008 11:19:33 AM
http://robingood.typepad.com/commagents/2003/07/what_is_a_commu.html Investigations on those who have created these fuel efficient carburetors or who have put up a fight against the large companies (oil companies and general motors etc.)and have mysteriously died or come up missing should be widely publicized, but yet they never make it on the news at all, ironic. ” The Water Fuel Cell” by Stanley Meyer. Pub 1991. — It has been said he ran a VW dune buggy on water only. He tried for years to get financial help; but when he finally got it, he died mysteriously while celebrating the deal. A newspaper stated “His car and information were seized with no one explaining how he did it.” This is his original information and articles on his system, — 2 books over 180 pages. $30.00 The environment is very important and environmental friendly, safe & also affordable inventions do exist. So long as the oil companies don’t keep adding additional additives to create counter effects to those trying to make a positive difference. “Secret Super Mileage Report” by Bruce McBurney, Pub. 1996. — The facts on special carburetors and how they produced natural gas and methanol for greatly increased gas mileage–up to five times, and how they drastically cut pollution. If you care about clean air and a healthy planet for your children, you need to know and share this information. This book explains how any of the pioneers in this movement set the stage for the new developments in this field. However, they didn’t understand that the chemistry of the reaction or how the additives in gas prevented the systems from working. This book comes with a money back guarantee if you are not convinced.Over 1600 copies sold (with only 2 refunds). A must read for any researcher, environmentalist, or skeptic. — 68 pages. $19.95 partial text on web site www,himacresearch.com Please check out this website provided below. This is where I got the articles above. The website give








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