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  January/February 2003 Features:
'Aren't We the Lucky Ones?'
Becoming a Player
The Energy Bill that Wasn't
Unmasking Pretenders
We Know How
We the People
Higmans Awarded for Outstanding Philanthropy
Ten Reasons Things Aren't as Bad as They Seem
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The Planet
By the Numbers

8 Estimated miles per gallon GM's Hummer H1 gets in city driving. The Toyota Prius gets 52. For information on the Club's Auto Accountability Campaign, go to
40 Percentage of U.S. waterways that do not meet current EPA standards.
54 U.S. senators who voted to reject oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
55 Eight-hour days the average American driver spends behind the wheel each year.
863 Inner City Outings trips led in 2002 by 46 groups in the United States and Canada.
Across the Water: Participants on a Raleigh ICO trip check out the sights.
1,000 Grizzly bears left in the wild in the continental United States.
75,000 Public comments (the most ever received) on the Northern Plains Grasslands Management Plan, helping to secure new wilderness recommendations.
1,352,100 Voters reached by the Sierra Club's voter education campaign in the 11 states in which it was active in 2002.
2.5 million Hogs killed by a single industrial operation in one year, creating waste output greater than the entire city of Los Angeles.
13 million Dollars contributed to members of Congress by the oil and gas industry, which would have received tax breaks worth $14.8 billion if the energy bill had passed.
14 million Americans using public transportation on a typical weekday.
1 billion Adolescents worldwide who are entering their peak productive years.
6 billion Current world population, which represents a doubling of people in the past 40 years.

-John Lyons-Gould

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