Brendan Bell

Former Washington representative, Clean Vehicles

While at UCS, Brendan Bell advocated for national transportation policies to reduce U.S. oil dependence, clean up our air, and curb global warming.

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Retired Military Brass Set Sights on America’s Oil Dependence

It’s not surprising, but America’s retired military officers are sounding the alarm on America’s dangerous dependence on oil.  In an OpEd published on Nov. 2 in The Hill, retired four-star General Paul Kern, U.S. Army (Ret.) 
and Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, U.S. Navy (Ret.) called for the country to cuts its oil dependence 30 percent within the next decade.  Read more >

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Auto Dealers Association Wants to Sell You a Lemon – Not a Clean Car

Making our cars and trucks cleaner and more fuel efficient is one of the most effective steps we can take to save money at the gas pump, clean up our air, and cut America’s oil dependence.  Automakers have the technology to make any new vehicle – from sedans to crossovers to pickup trucks – go farther on a gallon of gas and emit less pollution. It’s not rocket science.  It’s just basic auto mechanics – more efficient engines, smarter transmissions, and better materials. Read more >

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Congressman Issa – Step Away from the Clean Car Deal

In the latest sign that no good deed in Washington goes unpunished, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has launched an investigation into proposed fuel efficiency and auto pollution standards for new cars, trucks and SUVs. Read more >

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A Billion Dollars Every Day for Foreign Oil??!! – I Want My Money Back

There are a lot of reasons why I’m not a big fan of America’s reliance on oil.  It’s definitely not the safest, healthiest, or cleanest way to power our cars, trucks, and other forms of transportation. Read more >

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