More miles per gallon, cleaner air |

More miles per gallon, cleaner air

I love the wide open spaces that many of us enjoy here in western Nevada County, but I live about eight miles from either of our towns. Shopping, restaurants, gas stations, socializing and everything else requires a lot of back and forth – and a lot of gasoline! We bought a fuel efficient car three years ago and feel the pinch and the guilt a bit less, but it’s time we, as a nation, put fuel efficiency and reducing emissions right up there with safety.

In the fall, the president has an opportunity to set strong new fuel efficiency and pollution standards for cars and trucks that can put us on the road to creating less pollution, greater national security and more jobs. Encourage him to do so. You can also visit for more information on why it matters to all of us.

Barbara Rivenes

Nevada City

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