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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

WHO:
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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