Friday, November 11, 2005

Obama: America's First Green President?

Sen. Obama's common sense plan for shifting the source of our nation's auto fuel from the Middle East to the Midwest should make him very popular in corn growing states like Illinois, Indiana and...

Oh, I don't know...

Indiana Senator Richard Lugar and Illinois Senator Barack Obama have introduced legislation that would require all vehicles sold the the United States to be built as flexible fuel vehicles within 10 years.

Flex-fuel vehicles run on regular gasoline and E-85, which is a blend of ethanol and gasoline.

The senators believe alternative fuels will lessen our dependence on foreign oil, while giving a boost to agri-business in Indiana and Illinois.

The bill would require 10 percent of vehicles sold in the U.S. to be flex-fuel capable within 18 months of the bill`s passage.

The requirement would increase by 10 percent in each subsequent year, so all new vehicles would be flex-fuel within a decade.
2008 Dammit!

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