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I recently journeyed to England and one impression that will stick with me is that the United Kingdom is paying closer attention to what goes on within its borders than the U.S. is within its own.
When I wasn't covering my eyes in Northern England from the terror of having to drive the wrong way, I could not help but notice the pristine condition in which the nation maintains its major highways and backcountry roads. The 180-mile train trip down to London was whisper silent, took less than two hours and cost the equivalent of $63 for my entire family. I lost count of the solar panels and wind turbines we passed during that trip.
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