Friday, October 2, 2009

Petition - Americans Want Clean Cars AND Savings at the Pump

Americans want to reduce global warming, but in this tough economy they don't want to spend more to do it.

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, strong new fuel efficiency standards for cars could save drivers $32 billion in 2020, even after we pay the cost of vehicle technology improvements.

But we must insist these new vehicle standards are as strong as possible and loophole-free.

Thanks for all you do!

Bob Fertik

Dear EPA & DOT,

Thank you for your efforts to implement a national clean car standard of 35 miles per gallon by 2016.

The final clean car rule must guard against any potential loopholes or other efforts to weaken these standards.

Past loopholes let gas guzzlers (like the Hummer) evade all fuel economy regulations. These loopholes helped create the current environmental and economic predicament the auto industry finds itself in.

A strong, loophole-free national standard would give consumers more clean vehicle choices, save drivers money at the pump, reduce global warming pollutions from cars, and let the struggling auto industry emerge as the model for a clean energy economy.

Please sign this very important petition!