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JUNE 15, 1999  10:52 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
US Public Interest Research Group
Liz Hitchcock or Katherine Silverthorne 202/546-9707
Gas Guzzlers Emit Millions of Tons of Global Warming Pollution; U.S. PIRG To Release A Report Documenting Excess Pollution And Gas Expenditures
 
WASHINGTON - June 15 -

What:
As Congress considers whether to freeze automobile miles per gallon standards for another year, U.S. PIRG will release a report documenting the millions of tons of excess global warming pollution, billions of dollars in excess gas expenditures, and millions of barrels of excess oil consumed due to a loophole in miles per gallon laws that allows light trucks to have inferior fuel economy.

Who:
Senator Richard Bryan (NV)*
Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)*
Senator Slade Gorton (WA)*
Katherine Silverthorne, Director of U.S. PIRG’s Campaign to Stop Global Warming
Ann Mesnikoff, Sierra Club

Where:
Stewart Mott House 122 Maryland Ave, NE (across from the Supreme Court)

When:
Wednesday, June 16, 1999 9:30 am *invited speakers

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