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**Media Advisory**
Contact: Jenny Park, 415-901-0111, 510-209-8328

Michigan Faith Community Asks:
                    "What Should the Governor Drive?",
Releases Report on How Michigan Can Reduce Pollution
and Save Budget Dollars

Religious Leaders to Ask Governor to Follow Trend and Create a Fuel-Efficient State Vehicle Fleet

Faith leaders will join the Michigan Interfaith Climate and Energy Campaign
(MI-ICEC) to release a new report entitled "What Should the Governor Drive?"

For the first time numbers are available on how much money Michigan can save by replacing government-owned gas guzzlers with fuel-efficient cars. The report further recommends that the state of Michigan adopt a policy for its auto fleet that will conserve energy, protect God's creation and save the state millions of dollars.

Attending will be a number of prominent state religious figures to describe the report's results and the faith community's fuel-efficiency concerns.

WHEN: Monday, September 15, 2003, 11:00am EST

WHERE: The east steps of the Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, MI

Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary
National Council of the Churches in Christ USA

Rabbi Michael Zimmerman
Congregation Kehillat Israel

Rev. Charles Morris, Director
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

Rev. Dr. Kent Ulery, Conference Minister
Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ

Kim Winchell, State Coordinator,
Michigan Interfaith Climate & Energy Campaign

VISUALS:  Religious delegation will deliver the report to Governor Granholm's office after the event. 

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