Women 'Driving' the Talk in Fight Against Pollution

Jan Wilk is one of a growing number of Americans who drive cars that are somewhere between an electric car and the familiar gas-powered vehicle. Since her purchase of Toyota Prius gas-electric hybrid vehicle in 2001, she has been a strong advocate for increased use of the new technology.

Published: 21-Jan-2005

Two women from the Lakes Region spoke at the State House last week as part of a statewide effort by more than two dozen conservation groups.

Jan Wilk of Sebago and Sandra Cort of South Windham were among six speakers who expressed concerns of the Maine League of Conservation Voters, an environmental organization that rallied the support of groups from Maine Audubon to the Maine Congress of Lake Asso- ciations.

Their mission was to garner support and generate publicity for conservation bills being considered by the Legislature.


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Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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