Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thank the Obama Administration for proposing strong fuel efficiency standards and ask to keep the loopholes out

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Thank the Obama Administration for proposing strong standards and ask that the rule be free of loopholes.
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Last Friday, President Obama announced a proposal for strong fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for cars and trucks of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Once finalized, this standard will save us money at the pump, reduce life-threatening carbon pollution and provide Americans with better and more fuel efficient car choices. We know that automakers can do better and meet our 60 mpg target, but the president's announcement is a strong step toward ending our dependence on oil.

You made this progress possible. Together we sent over 300,000 messages — including our photo petition1 -- to President Obama, the EPA and DOT, showing that reducing oil dependence and carbon pollution through better fuel efficiency is a high priority for Americans across the country.

This announcement is a win for everyone, but there is still more to be done!

Thank the Obama Administration for taking action to cut our dependence on oil and curb dangerous carbon pollution. Then, urge them to keep loopholes that weaken the standards out of the final rule.

Congratulations and thank you for all that you do,

Ann Mesnikoff
Sierra Club Green Transportation Campaign Director

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[1] Check out the photo petition we delivered to President Obama!