EPA issues new fuel-efficiency standard; Autos must average 54.5 mpg by 2025

Another effort to kill off more people by forcing them into lighter, less-protective buzz-boxes.

The Obama administration announced strict new vehicle fuel-efficiency standards Tuesday, requiring that the U.S. auto fleet average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, an uncontroversial move that, unlike other administration energy policies, was endorsed by industry and environmentalists alike.

The new rules, announced by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson, expand on existing standards requiring American-made cars and light trucks to average 34.5 mpg by 2016. They will significantly cut U.S. oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by the time they are fully implemented, according to the EPA.

WaPo

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4 responses to “EPA issues new fuel-efficiency standard; Autos must average 54.5 mpg by 2025

  1. “expand on existing standards requiring American-made cars and light trucks to average 34.5 mpg by 2016. They will significantly cut U.S. oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by the time they are fully implemented, according to the EPA”

    Isn’t that what electric cars were supposed to do?

  2. “endorsed by industry and environmentalists alike.”

    Be scared. Very scared.

  3. They mentioned on the news about this that this new requirement will add thousands to the price of a new car. Smaller cars more expensive. Who’d a thunk it.

  4. The whole idea behind the better mileage is to make cars so expensive that people will not be able to drive anymore in lock step with on-going redevelopment programs of the UN Agenda 21 in the US. Just a thought!

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