Neil Young has written an opinion piece for the Huffington Post, claiming that it is time for Americans to get serious about carbon emissions.
Higher gas-mileage requirements for vehicles are not stringent enough, he adds, and cleaner-running engines must be a priority:
"For survival of the planet and our way of life as human beings, we need to drastically reduce our carbon output. The approach being taken does not do that."
"The real goal is clean cars with energy independence. Electric cars with low carbon emitting generators and sufficient electric only ranges for commuting are an inevitable part of the future for the planet earth . . . We need to address the cause with reasonable laws that encourage change and responsibility."
Young's article appears in the December 6 edition of the paper at the news website.
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