The free Community Eco-Expo Jan. 22 was a little different from Congregation Beth Or’s typical social action efforts to help the less fortunate or raise money for schools. But a core group of congregation members has always been interested in protecting the environment, according to Eco-Expo Chairwoman Lisa Brown.
"Gas prices going nowhere but up" sure is right that we are all draining our wallets at the pump. A recent study has found that the average household is spending approximately 8.4 percent of its income on gas alone. Fortunately, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that comes in the unexpected form of increased automobile fuel economy standards.
On July 29 President Barack Obama started the drive toward historical reductions in oil dependence, global warming pollution, and the amount of money we pay at the gas pump. His announcement of a new 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025 will go a long way toward ensuring America breaks its addiction to oil.
The federal government needs to raise its fuel efficiency standards to 62 mpg by 2025 to reduce America's dependence on oil and greenhouse gas emissions, a Pennsylvania environmental organization said in a report released today.