Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New York Cabs to Become Environmentally Friendly

THEY ARE almost as iconic to New York as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, but the famous fleet of yellow taxicabs are about to receive a makeover: they must go green by 2012.

Michael Bloomberg, the Republican mayor, announced yesterday that New York City's 13,000 taxicabs would be required to switch to cleaner, hybrid engines within five years, as part of his plan to reduce the city's carbon emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. continued

I think this a wonderful idea. We have to, as individuals, cities, countries and nations, make a major impact on the incredibly destructive practices we have been participating in that have cause global warming.

"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow." — Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard

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