CAN A STATE PHASE OUT SALES OF NEW GAS VEHICLES?December 26, 2017
What’s So Bad About Gasoline?
A gallon of gasoline weighs 6 pounds. When it is burned in our cars, the carbon pulls an additional 14 pounds of oxygen from the air to release 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that is the main driver of climate change.
Gasoline, and the crude oil it comes from, cause environmental harms all along its life cycle, from oil exploration and extraction, to moving the oil (pipeline spills happen every day), to refining it into gasoline, to storing it in underground tanks at gas stations, to burning it in our cars.