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By APRIL CASTRO
Associated Press Writer


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Everything's big in Texas - big pickup trucks, big SUVs and the
state's big carbon footprint, too. Texans' fondness for large, manly vehicles has helped
make the Lone Star State the biggest carbon polluter in the nation.

The headquarters state of America's oil industry spewed 670 million metric tons of
carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2003, enough that Texas would rank seventh in
the world if it were its own country, according to the most recent figures from the U.S.
Energy Information Administration. The amount is more than that of California and
Pennsylvania - the second- and third-ranking states - combined.

A multitude of factors contribute to the carbon output, among them: Texas' 19
coal-burning power plants; a heavy concentration of refineries and chemical plants; a
lack of mass transit; and a penchant among ranchers and urban cowboys alike for
brawny, gas-guzzling trucks - sometimes to haul things, but often just to look Texas
tough.

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That's crap, everyone knows Al Gore's house uses 10,000 times more energy than the entire state of Texas. I read it on the internet WHICH HE INVENTED thankyouverymuch.
 

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I'm gonna run my pool filter extry just to bump Texas up a few notches on the country list.
 

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Here's something the Austin, Houston and Dallas-Forth Worth areas are doing that I saw on the news the other night and thought was pretty cool. In an attempt to remove some of the older (10 years or more) vehicles from the state, they'll give you $3,000 towards the purchase of a new or almost new vehicle.

Here's the link for more info: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/implementation/air/mobilesource/vim/driveclean.html

Basically, it's:
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]• $3,000 for a car, current model year or up to three model years old
[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]• $3,000 for a truck, current model year or up to two model years old
[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]• $3,500 for hybrid vehicle, current or previous model year[/FONT]


[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Vehicles must meet the following requirements:
[/FONT]
• Must be a federal Tier 2 Bin 5 vehicle (see the list: model year 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]• Cannot cost more than $25,000, before tax, title and license[/FONT]
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[/FONT]
<table summary="2 colulmn table giving the Size of Family Unit and Net Income Per Year for eligibility purposes." align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="281"><tbody><tr><td style="border-color: -moz-use-text-color -moz-use-text-color rgb(202, 226, 255); border-top: medium solid; border-left: medium solid; border-right: medium solid;" colspan="2" align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff">[SIZE=+1]You must meet these
2007 net income requirements:
[/SIZE]
(These income amounts change annually in February.)


</td> </tr> <tr> <th style="border-color: rgb(202, 226, 255) rgb(202, 226, 255) rgb(202, 226, 255) -moz-use-text-color; border-left: medium solid;" bgcolor="#cae2ff">[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Size of
Household
[/SIZE][/FONT]
</th> <th style="border-color: rgb(202, 226, 255) -moz-use-text-color rgb(202, 226, 255) rgb(202, 226, 255); border-right: medium solid;" bgcolor="#cae2ff">[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Maximum Net
Income
Per Year
[/SIZE][/FONT]
</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
1​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
$30,630​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
2​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
$41,070​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
3​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
$51,510​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
4​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
$61,950​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
5​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
$72,390​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
6​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
$82,830​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
7​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
$93,270​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
8​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
$103,710​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid; border-bottom: medium solid;">
Over 8​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid; border-bottom: medium solid;">
Add $10,400 for
each additional member​
</td></tr></tbody></table>[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
[/FONT]

<table summary="2 colulmn table giving the Size of Family Unit and Net Income Per Year for eligibility purposes." align="left" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="291"><tbody><tr><td style="border-color: -moz-use-text-color -moz-use-text-color rgb(202, 226, 255); border-top: medium solid; border-left: medium solid; border-right: medium solid;" colspan="2" align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff">[SIZE=+1]Your vehicle must be registered in one of these participating counties:[/SIZE]


</td> </tr> <tr> <th colspan="2" style="border-color: rgb(202, 226, 255) -moz-use-text-color; border-left: medium solid; border-right: medium solid;" bgcolor="#cae2ff">
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Austin Program Area:[/SIZE][/FONT]
</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;" bgcolor="#cae2ff" width="90">
Travis​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;" bgcolor="#cae2ff" width="145">
Williamson​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="border-color: rgb(202, 226, 255) -moz-use-text-color; border-left: medium solid; border-right: medium solid;">
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Dallas–Fort Worth Program Area:[/SIZE][/FONT]
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
Collin​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
Kaufman​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
Dallas​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
Parker​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
Denton​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
Rockwall​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
Ellis​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
Tarrant​
</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
Johnson​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="border-color: rgb(202, 226, 255) -moz-use-text-color; border-left: medium solid; border-right: medium solid;" bgcolor="#cae2ff">
[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Program Area:[/SIZE][/FONT]
</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#cae2ff"> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
Brazoria​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
Harris​
</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#cae2ff"> <td style="border-left: medium solid;">
Fort Bend​
</td> <td style="border-right: medium solid;">
Montgomery​
</td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#cae2ff"> <td style="border-color: rgb(202, 226, 255) rgb(202, 226, 255) -moz-use-text-color -moz-use-text-color; border-left: medium solid; border-bottom: medium solid;">
Galveston​
</td> <td style="border-color: rgb(202, 226, 255) -moz-use-text-color -moz-use-text-color rgb(202, 226, 255); border-right: medium solid; border-bottom: medium solid;">
</td></tr></tbody></table>










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Quick, everybody in Texas stop exhaling carbon dioxide.
 

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