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1 Transportation for the 21 st Century Beyond Oil with Green Transportation Featuring Michael Brune

2 The Sierra Club is the nations oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization. photos: Sierra Club

3 Michael Brune Sierra Club Executive Director

4 Oil 28, gallon barrels, representing the amount of oil consumed in the United States every two minutes.

5 Transportation- mostly cars- consumes majority of oil in the U.S. MBPD (million barrels per day)

6 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Pollution Graph: Darrell Clarke Agriculture 7% Industry 19% Residential & commercial 11% Electric power 35% Aircraft 2% Heavy trucks, ships, rail 8% Cars & light trucks 17% – U.S. EPA data for 2008

7 America pays a heavy price for the gasoline in our vehicles

8 Oil is the leader in federal subsidies Graph:Tommy McCall/Environmental Law Institute

9 Solutions photos: Sierra Club, Darrell Clarke Ensuring that national policy is accountable for reducing oil consumption Investing in transportation choices Creating livable communities Calling for 60 mpg standards by 2025 and vehicle electrification

10 Photo: Sierra Club North Star Chapter


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