During the week of Independence Day, Sierra Club supporters across the country helped spread the word about the importance of moving beyond oil and toward clean energy:
In the Knoxville News Sentinel, Lisa Huff explains that fuel efficiency is the key to energy security for America. At the moment, our oil addiction puts us at the mercy of big companies and countries rocked by political turmoil; increasing fuel efficiency and improving public transit will help us break free from the gas pump.
In the Miami Herald, Linda Bremer writes that fuel efficiency and auto pollution standards will save billions in gas costs, create cleaner air for us all, and provide clean energy jobs for Americans to build a new generation of greener vehicles.
And in a piece published in both the the LaCrosse Tribune in Wisconsin and the Winona Daily News in Minnesota, Erik Pettersen argues that energy independence would give all Americans a reason to celebrate.