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Citizens Urge EPA to Finalize Cleaner Fuel Standards

A broad group of citizens and other stakeholders are calling on the U.S. EPA to act now to reduce smog pollution caused by cars and light trucks. In Philadelphia on April 24th, EPA heard resounding support as it began collecting comments on recently...

Posted April 28, 2013    

EPA Proposes Stronger Standards on Gasoline and Cars to Reduce Smog

In a step forward that will help Americans breathe easier, the U.S. EPA proposed long-awaited standards to clean up gasoline and cut smog-forming pollution from cars and light trucks. Now the EPA should complete the process of making the standards...

Posted April 2, 2013    

Fuel Efficiency Continues to Rise: EPA Report

New cars and trucks are poised to set new records in fuel efficiency according to the latest Fuel Economy Trends report from the EPA. When all the data is crunched, EPA expects the model year 2012 average to reach 23.8 mpg, a record-high level since...

Posted March 17, 2013    

New Poll: Groundswell Support for Stricter Gas and Car Standards

New polling demonstrates strong public support for tighter standards on gasoline and car tailpipes to reduce smog and other pollutants. The poll results bolster the calls from a diverse set of interests in business, health and environmental...

Posted February 1, 2013    

Study: More MPG = More Jobs

The connection may not seem obvious but improving the miles per gallon of our cars spurs job creation. This is for two reasons: (1) improving automobile efficiency requires the addition of new technologies, which are designed and manufactured by...

Posted June 27, 2012    

Good News for Consumers: Fuel Economy on the Rise

New cars and trucks are getting better fuel economy and saving consumers money at the pump. Recent reports are showing an on-going upward trend, one which is expected to accelerate as new standards ramp up. According to researcher Michael Sivak and...

Posted March 9, 2012    

Why is Senator Inhofe Siding Against More Efficient Vehicles?

Senator Inhofe recently attacked new proposed standards that would nearly double new automobile fuel economy and cut dangerous emissions of carbon pollution from those vehicles in half by 2025. The Senator claims to be concerned about increased...

Posted March 6, 2012    

Oil Industry Attacks Analysis of Cleaner Future

Once again the oil industry is saying ‘no’ to change. They want Americans to stay addicted to their product. Moving to cleaner, alternative fuels is a threat to their bottom line, and they won’t stand for it. Their latest attack is on a recent...

Posted October 20, 2011    

Obama Finalizes First-Ever Pollution Standards For Trucks

Aug 9, President Obama will announce new fuel efficiency and carbon pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks. This is a historic step forward because these are first-ever standards of this type and they start of process of what are expected to be...

Posted August 8, 2011    

New EPA Labels Make It Easier For Consumers to Buy Green Vehicles

This week, federal agencies are expected to release a revamped window label for new cars and light trucks starting with model year 2012. With drivers looking for relief from high gasoline prices, it’s important that the improved label gets out as...

Posted May 24, 2011    

At 60 MPG, U.S. Automakers and Workers Can Lead World in Vehicle Manufacturing

During his most recent weekly address, President Obama stated that the U.S. can “out-innovate and out-compete” the rest of the world by investing in and adopting clean energy. The President can realize this vision and grow good jobs in the...

Posted May 11, 2011    

Obama's Oil Savings Plan at Work: UPS

In a speech in Georgetown earlier this week, President Obama restated his goal to cut oil imports by a third by 2025, and laid out a plan to get there: by increasing vehicle carbon pollution and fuel economy standards and expanding domestic drilling...

Posted April 1, 2011