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Roadless reversal | Junkie Marmots | CAFE standards | Corporate excess | Bold Strokes | China leads climate change | Boise Cascade | Power Ties | Updates

Calculate your savings

How often do you get to save thousands of dollars and help save the planet? You can do both by supporting tough new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. Congress has barely changed the current rules in 20 years; updating them is the single biggest step we can take to curb global warming.

The Sierra Club has figured out how much money you'd save over the average 12-year life span of a car--and how much less CO2 you'd produce--if the government raised fuel-efficiency standards to a 40-miles-per-gallon fleetwide average. To find out, go to our MPG Calculator at Just plug in the make and model of your car, the number of miles you drive annually, and how much you pay for a gallon of gas. (The examples at right presume 15,000 miles a year and $1.79 a gallon.) Then contact your members of Congress and tell them to stop heating up the earth by burning your money.

Honda Civic HX
You'd save: $3,072 and
32,516 pounds of CO2

Toyota Camry
You'd save: $5,376 and
57,033 pounds of CO2

Dodge Caravan
You'd save: $7,116 and
75,546 pounds of CO2

Ford Expedition
You'd save: $11,592 and
122,984 pounds of CO2

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