No Loopholes: Support Strong Fuel Efficiency Standards
Recently, the Obama administration, lead by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation, proposed increasing national fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025. These landmark fuel efficiency standards and global warming pollution standards represent an important step in growing our economy and protecting our environment.
When fully implemented, these historic fuel efficiency standards will:
· Save American families $1.2 trillion at the pump
· Reduce annual global warming pollution by 280 million metric tons
· Cut our oil consumption by 2.2 million barrels per day
· Help create nearly 500,000 Americans jobs
But Big Polluters and their congressional allies are pressuring the administration to carve out special loopholes that weaken the standards. They want to protect polluter profits, despite the fact that consumers across the country are increasingly struggling with the rising cost of gas. That’s why we need you to speak out in support of these important new standards.
Tell the Obama administration that you support the proposed new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards.
I support the proposed new standards that would increase national fuel economy efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025 and I commend the Obama administration for continuing to pursue strong, clean vehicle standards that will reduce our dangerous dependence on oil and cut global warming pollution, while creating much-needed jobs and saving consumers money at the pump. We cannot afford to delay in confronting the threats of climate change and our dangerous oil dependence. I urge you to finalize the strongest possible fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards free of harmful loopholes.
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