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Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting

by Mark5019 / August 15, 2006 11:31 PM PDT

Illinois Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling, WPSD-TV reports.

It was among many points made to the standing room only audience at the Metropolis Community Center. Obama spoke on everything from DC politics to global warming.

He says part of the blame for the world's higher temperatures rests on gas guzzling vehicles. Obama says consumers can make the difference by switching to higher mileage hybrids.

Today the Senator said, "It would save more energy, do more for the environment and create better world security than all the drilling we could do in Alaska."

"After the meeting... Obama left in a GMC Envoy after admitting to favoring SUV's himself," claimed local News Channel 6.

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Tommy Vietor, Senator Obama's press secretary, explains: "What Senator Obama has long advocated is the use of vehicles that are more fuel efficient, including but not exclusively hybrids.

"The vehicle senator obama travels in while in illinois is a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV), which can run on e85, a blended fuel made of 85 percent ethanol.

"So he in fact was practicing what he preached at the town hall meeting in Metropolis yesterday when he said we must drive fewer gas-guzzling vehicles."

But it does not appear that GMC's Envoy is E85 ready.


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Even if it was E85 capable ...
by Evie / August 16, 2006 3:47 AM PDT

... doesn't mean he fuels up with E85! The only locations DC are not for public use. And there's little evidence that E85 does much for the CO2 emissions part of the equation.

Evie Happy

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I can fully agree that (even as Bush says)
by Steven Haninger / August 16, 2006 4:52 AM PDT

we are hooked on oil but I am not convinced that hybrids are the answer or even ethanol. Hybrids will have their own downside to deal with...primarily large heavy batteries which can become polutants...and ethanol comes from one of our food sources. It still remains that getting something clean gets something else dirty.

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An E85 "fuel guzzler" ...
by Evie / August 16, 2006 5:01 AM PDT

... is no better than a regular "gas guzzler", and may actually be worse. I blame E85 guzzlers for my sky high gas prices caused by EtOH shortages Devil

Evie Happy

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Sounds like...
by Rolway / August 16, 2006 5:01 AM PDT

the press secretary is trying to...as they say.. cover up thine ***, after the senators speech about gas gusslers and hybrids while himself favoring an SUV. Its all political crap.

These hybrids and FFV will never work out. Your favorite oil company will make sure of that. As a matter of fact they don't have to. Who can afford to buy one and maintain it, let alone feel safe in it. Like riding around in a bomb.

George

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