President Obama Suggests Giving the Environment and the Beltway a Break

Federal workers are urged to commute more and travel less by car.


President Obama is urging federal workers to cut down on business travel and commuting by car as he seeks to reduce heat-trapping emissions produced by the federal government. The White House announced that the government will aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from indirect sources like employee driving by 13 percent in 2020, compared with 2008 levels. The federal government is the largest energy consumer in the U.S. economy, so a move like this makes sense in more ways than one. Reduction in traffic. Reduction in emissions. Reduction in overhead. Sounds like a win-win to us.

Read more at The Associated Press.

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