17 Aug '11, 7pm

Opponents say smaller, fuel-efficient cars increase traffic deaths, but that's a Big-Oil-funded myth:

Opponents say smaller, fuel-efficient cars increase traffic deaths, but that's a Big-Oil-funded myth:

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . If falsely labeling fuel standards as job killers doesn't work, why not call them people killers? That's exactly what opponents of new fuel-efficiency targets are doing. As we'll see, the transportation community has moved beyond that tired myth, with new analysis showing the overall benefit to drivers of well-designed standards, which in turn lead to well-designed cars. On Fox Business last week, Sam Kazman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and show host John Stossel used outdated figures to claim new fuel standards will kill 2,000 people a year. Kazman -- whose organization has received considerable funding from oil companies over the years -- compared fuel-efficiency targets to killing soldiers in war, saying that "at least we admit we're putting lives at risk" for access to oil in the Middle East. Watch it: These laws are push...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/energy-efficiency/2011-08-17-mythbus...

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