08 Aug '11, 1pm

Obama Finalizing First-ever Efficiency and Carbon Pollution Standards for Heavy Trucks, Saving Money and Boosting Jobs

Tomorrow, President Obama will announce new fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks. This is a historic step forward because these are first-ever standards of this type and they start the of process of what are expected to be ongoing improvements in heavy truck performance. The standards will result in freight moving farther on a gallon of fuel and trucks that are cleaner, adding less carbon pollution to the atmosphere. The Tuesday announcement marks the finalization of rules that were initiated in May 2010 to cover model years 2014 to 2018. By 2030, the standards are expected to cut annual emissions by over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and save over 300,000 barrels of oil per day. The truck standards are the third of a series of vehicle efficiency and carbon pollution improvements that also includes two sets of standards for cars a...

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