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Our economy is largely based around the consumption of fossil fuels. If we can cut our reliance on oil, our economy will become stronger and our country will become more secure. The large amounts of carbon emissions our addiction to oil has released into the atmosphere over the last 50 years have been warming our planet and causing global warming. We use about 70% of our oil consumptions for transportation. Changes in our public and private transportation systems will significantly reduce our reliance on oil. President Obama has put in action a pollution and fuel economy policy that will increase amount of miles to the gallon new cars get from 26.4 miles to 34.1 miles by 2016. We could decrease the amount of oil we consume by 3% tomorrow if we make sure our cars have good tires, that they are properly inflated, and by using fuel efficient motor oil that lubricates engines better than conventional oil.

Our economy is largely based around the consumption of fossil fuels. If we can cut our reliance on oil, our economy will become stronger and our country will become more secure. The large amounts of carbon emissions our addiction to oil has released into the atmosphere over the last 50 years have been warming our planet and causing global warming. We use about 70% of our oil consumptions for transportation. Changes in our public and private transportation systems will significantly reduce our reliance on oil.

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