02 Aug '11, 12am

Huge Obama Win on Fuel Economy Under Investigation by Republicans

Huge Obama Win on Fuel Economy Under Investigation by Republicans

While the Right Wing in the US held the world hostage over whether it would pay the bills it ran up under Bush, the Obama administration quietly and without a fuss achieved a goal for greenhouse gas reduction long thwarted by the opposition party, and raised US fuel economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallon. The world despaired when US Republicans effectively ended our last chance at forestalling an actual impending crisis, in filibustering last year’s climate legislation, destroying the US goal of reducing US carbon emissions in line with the Copenhagen Accord. Climate change will truly impact humanity and civilization for the next ten thousand years. But political policy is incremental, and progress sometimes happens when our attention is on other, more high drama events. Last week, while being pelted with eggs by his own party for negotiating with terrorists in the Rep...

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