this is direct copy my friend Liz's e-mail. But worth the cut and paste...
I'm writing to let you know that there's a bill before the City Council
that would allow the Taxi and Limousine Commission to give taxi
medallions to hybrid vehicles. (Currently, hybrids don't fit the TLC
The best way to support the bill is to email Council Speaker Gifford
Miller and NYC Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall. Miller's
email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can email Commissioner
Weinshall via the NYC Dept. of Transportation website
For more information about the legislation, visit the Green Guide,
Also, I'm sending you a copy (below) of the message I sent to Miller
and Weinshall. Feel free to plagiarize.
I'm writing to ask you to support Bill 642, which would allow hybrid
vehicles to be exempt from the Taxi and Limousine Commission specs
until those specs are amended.
As you know, the world environment is threatened by global warming. Car
exhaust is one of the major causes of global warming. Allowing
low-exhaust hybrid taxis onto NYC streets would help stop global
warming. Also, hybrid taxis would reduce auto emissions in our air,
improving the health of city residents with respiratory problems.
Thanks for your consideration,