cars-driving-at-sunset.jpgThe government reported Wednesday that energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined by 2.8% last year compared to 2007, the largest annual drop since the government began regular reporting of climate-changing greenhouse gas pollution.

The decline was attributed to a 2.2% drop in energy consumption, largely because of high gasoline and diesel prices last summer and the sharp economic decline in the last half of the year.

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