Full Title: Half the Oil: Pathways to Reduce Petroleum Use on the West Coast (2016)
Author(s): Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and ICF International
Publisher(s): Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and ICF International
Publication Date: January 1, 2016
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In January 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown called for “reduce[ing] today’s petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50 percent.” His call to action—and our own national plan to Half the Oil—reflect widely shared concerns about oil’s negative impacts on human health and the environment. With a combined population of almost 50 million people and a regional economy that surpasses the gross domestic product of most nations, California and its West Coast neighbors could serve as powerful models for a cleaner transportation future.