Do you think it's better for the environment to recycle an old vehicle and buy a new one, or to keep the old one running?
/Mark Lennihan / AP
A crushed van is ready to be lifted to a shredder at Gershow Recycling Corp. in Medford, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009. Many of the scrapped vehicles are part of the "cash for clunkers" program. The Senate is poised to pump $2 billion more into the popular "cash-for-clunkers" program after agreeing to give shoppers until Labor Day to make a deal on more energy-efficient models.