Monday, May 14, 2007

Driving Home Tougher Fuel Standards

Democratic Presidential hopefuls are pushing Detroit on fuel efficiency. More of the candidates are demanding tougher fuel standards. The Big Three automakers say it'll hurt them. The Democrats say it's the lack of fuel efficiency that's gotten Detroit into their current mess. From the AP:

"[T]he political climate is turning against the companies. Concern is increasing about global warming. Pump prices are high. People are worried about U.S. dependence on oil from the Middle East."
Many of the candidates are pushing for average mileage standards of as much as 40-50 mpg by the end of the next decade. (AP)

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