Nov 27, 2011

Obama's MPG Standards Would Save Trillions, Clean the Air, Add Jobs

On Nov. 16 the Obama Administration formally announced proposals for new fuel economy standards, 2017 to 2025. If the standards become real the fleet wide average of America's cars, SUVs, and pick-up trucks would "almost double" by 2025.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), "More 150,000 Americans currently have jobs making parts for and assembling clean cars—hybrids, electric cars, and other advanced vehicles that weren’t available 10 years ago." The Obama Administration's new standards for even better-performing cars would surely increase that number, "save drivers more than $80 billion a year at the pump" and cut vehicle emissions of carbon pollution "in half compared to today."
  • Save Money
  • Clean the Air
  • Add Jobs
The White House announced it was collaborating on the standards with automobile manufacturers responsible for more than 90% of vehicles sold in the U.S., last July.

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