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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

January 20, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - How would you like to get a little cash for that old clunker you've got in the driveway? It's a possibility.

Congress is considering a proposal that would give people a voucher of up to $4500 when they turn in their old, fuel-inefficient vehicles for scrapping and buy vehicles that get good gas mileage.

Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard says he thinks it's a great idea, plus it would help the city in its effort to get rid of junk cars. "When you talk about beautification, it certainly does not beautify the city. It brings the city down."

The bill envisions the program operating for four years and encouraging the retirement of up to 1 million vehicles a year, saving between 40,000 and 80,000 barrels of motor fuel a day by the end of the fourth year.

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