16 Nov '11, 6pm

Today's announcement of new standards for #cars will almost double average #mpg to 54.5 mpg by 2025!

President Obama has delivered another victory for clean energy innovation. Today his administration moved forward with new standards for cars, SUVs, and pick-up trucks that will almost double vehicle miles per gallon to 54.5 mpg by 2025. These new standards demonstrate the president’s commitment to a clean energy future. Like the recent decision to send the Keystone XL pipeline back to the drawing board, they will put America on the road to recovery from its oil addiction. Within 20 years, better-performing cars will save drivers more than $80 billion a year at the pump while cutting our oil use by more than we imported from Saudi Arabia and Iraq in 2010. They also represent America’s boldest response yet to climate change: these standards will cut vehicle emissions of carbon pollution in half by 2025 compared to today. Together with the Obama administration’s recent first...

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