09 May '11, 6pm

NRDC & 32 other orgs ask Obama to go 60 MPG by 2025. Now that's how to solve high #gasprices once & for all.

Even after a minor correction in oil markets last week, Americans continue to pay more than $4 a gallon for gas. Experts forecast that gasoline prices will remain high, leaving drivers with steep fuel bills throughout the summer. Some lawmakers are using these price spikes to call for more drilling, but their rallying cries are based on a false premise. Economists from across the political spectrum agree that any possible effect of drilling on prices would be delayed and miniscule : prices wouldn’t be influenced until 2030 and even then only by 5 cents a gallon. Americans need better solutions. This fall, President Obama is slated to release draft clean car standards. If the president raises standards to 60 miles per gallon by 2025, we could cut driver bills at the pump in half. This means that in the next few weeks Obama will have the single most powerful opportunity to p...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/obamas_bigges...

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climateprogress.org 09 May '11, 9pm

Better fuel standards would save Americans $67 billion at the pump each summer The average family would save $513 in just ...