Merkley Finishes Oregon Trip Using No Gasoline

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley finished his oil-free trip across the state, showcasing the need for America to declare its independence from overseas oil. Merkley visited communities along the way, highlighting the potential for electric vehicles to transform how America uses energy. “We traveled over 300 miles, went through eight counties in Oregon, and didn’t pay for one drop of gasoline. Not only did this show that an oil-free trip across Oregon is possible, but to talk with Oregonians about why we need to end our dependence to overseas oil and make investments in electric vehicles.” Emphasizing the use of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles will reduce the use of imported oil, create more jobs here by keeping our energy dollars at home; and zero air pollution.

This entry was posted on Friday, July 6th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, State News.