Twenty in Ten: Reducing America’s Dependence on Oil

Claycomo, Missouri [] Last week President Bush called on Congress to pass bipartisan energy legislation by the start of the summer driving season. In keeping with his State of the Union Address, in which he announced a “Twenty in Ten” goal to reduce U.S. gasoline consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years, the President toured automotive assembly plants in Kansas and Missouri where he viewed flex-fuel vehicles that can be powered by ethanol and hybrid vehicles with both gas-powered engines and electric motors. In addition, the President signed an Executive Order on January 24 ordering Federal agencies to lead by example in reducing fuel consumption and purchasing more fuel-efficient vehicles.
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