Connecticut to Reduce Global Warming
McCarthy used to drive a family van which got 20 miles to the gallon.
The state's new head of the Department of Environmental Protection now drives a Toyota Prius, one of the new hybrid gas-electric cars. It gets 45 mpg.
"It's a great car,'' McCarthy said. "People don't have anything to be afraid of when it comes to hybrid engines. Maybe the oil companies do.''
If enough people drive a smaller, more fuel-efficient car, it would help clean the air and less oil would be pumped from the ground.
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