14 Mar '17, 6pm

4 Reasons Why the Trump Administration Should Keep Fuel Standards in Place

4 Reasons Why the Trump Administration Should Keep Fuel Standards in Place

Strong fuel efficiency standards make Americans' lives better. They save people money at the pump and encourage automakers to innovate so they can compete in the global marketplace. They reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, which makes the country more independent, while cutting pollution and improving air quality. That's why the government worked with the auto industry to set new fuel standards in 2010 that called for cars to average 27.5 miles per gallon (mpg) in 2010, rising to more than 54.5 mpg by 2025. In fact, car manufacturers have already been able to achieve these standards and sell more cars. It's absolutely critical that the United States continues to reduce carbon pollution from the auto sector, which has become the biggest source of U.S. emissions today. Lowering these emissions is good for the climate and people's health. Yet, the Trump administration is on the...

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