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It’s easier being green at Beth Or Eco-Expo

The free Community Eco-Expo Jan. 22 was a little different from Congregation Beth Or’s typical social action efforts to help the less fortunate or raise money for schools. But a core group of congregation members has always been interested in protecting the environment, according to Eco-Expo Chairwoman Lisa Brown.

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Letter: New fuel standards save gas and money

"Gas prices going nowhere but up" sure is right that we are all draining our wallets at the pump. A recent study has found that the average household is spending approximately 8.4 percent of its income on gas alone. Fortunately, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that comes in the unexpected form of increased automobile fuel economy standards.

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PennEnvironment official visits Erie to talk about solar hot water systems

Richard Reeves Sr. likes taking hot showers, helping the environment and saving money. The solar hot water system at his Millcreek Township home allows him to do all three.

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Letter: New mileage standard will break oil addiction

On July 29 President Barack Obama started the drive toward historical reductions in oil dependence, global warming pollution, and the amount of money we pay at the gas pump. His announcement of a new 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025 will go a long way toward ensuring America breaks its addiction to oil.

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Opinion: How to end our oil addiction: 60 miles per gallon by 2025

Each visit to the gas pump reminds Pennsylvanians of the painful economic burden of our nation’s oil addiction. 

With millions of dollars leaving the state every day to oil companies and hostile foreign nations, it’s time to stop putting energy dollars into the hands of extremists. 

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PennEnvironment calls for 62 mpg by 2025

The federal government needs to raise its fuel efficiency standards to 62 mpg by 2025 to reduce America's dependence on oil and greenhouse gas emissions, a Pennsylvania environmental organization said in a report released today.

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Bill would alter how Pa. adopts building codes

What do sprinkler systems and energy efficiency have to do with each other?

Not much. Which is why environmental activists and other green advocates weren't paying attention to a bill that had been progressing through the Pennsylvania legislature since March. Its aim: to repeal a mandate, effective Jan. 1, that sprinkler systems be installed in new houses.