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My friend Joseph McKinney and I have just co-authored a book: The End of the Road: The Transition to Safe, Green Horsepower. In it, we argue that replacing at least one family car with a very small, say Smart Car sized, ELECTRIC CAR would reduce each family's automobile carbon out put by 50%; we could keep one of our IC cars (and keep them far longer, much more economic, far less debt) until real changes are made there, but that none of this is feasible without changes in our infrastructure. No one in the administration is looking at this. Our prior (current) gov. has gone overseas for such investitures. We can prove to you we have the resources right here in Lane County; a huge investment in jobs and health at all levels. Would either of you listen to two Oregon citizens, both with some related expertise, and reconsider how we are using stimulus money on our ifrastructrue. This is no mere plug for our book; it won't make us money. But the message in it is urgent. Would you read it, discuss it with us? How can we get it to either of you. We see this as critical action. Would you be willing to fight for stimulus money to produce small ev's and invest in related infrastructure changes in Oregon? Amy Isler Gibson and Joseph McKinney, Oregon Roads, Inc., Eugene
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