PeBO Wants Federal Employees To Stop Driving For Globull Warming

Heh heh. Mr. Do As I Say Not As I Do has some humorous “advice” for federal workers (via Planet Gore)

President Barack Obama wants federal workers to cut down on business travel and commuting by car as he seeks to reduce heat-trapping emissions produced by the federal government.

The White House was announcing Tuesday that the government will aim to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions from indirect sources like employee driving by 13 percent in 2020, compared with 2008 levels.

Earlier this year Obama directed agencies to reduce pollution from direct sources, such as buildings and government fleets, by 28 percent in the next decade.

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The federal government is the largest energy consumer in the U.S. economy, and the combined reductions would be the equivalent of removing emissions from 235 million barrels of oil, the White House said.

Employee travel and commuting account for the biggest category of what the White House calls indirect sources of pollution, so the main way to limit them will be encouraging employees to travel less for business and to use mass transit for their commutes. Other sources of indirect pollution are waste disposal and energy that is lost through inefficient electricity transmission.

As Greg Pollowitz points out, it was a balmy 90-something degrees Tuesday, so, hey, libs, since so many of you are federal employees, hop on your bikes to Save The Planet. And crank that AC up to 80 or so in your federal workplace. I’m sure Obama will walk over to the Ronald Reagan Building to sign the finance reform bill, right? It’s only a few blocks from the White House. Or, maybe he will slap on the Mom jeans and bike over (yeah, low blow). Though, I’m sure the AC was set to 80 for Broadway Night at the WH, and the performers took the bus or the subway from their hotels, right? (To be honest, I like taking the bus and subway when in DC. Less hassle)

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