Wednesday, May 20, 2009

President Calls for Higher MPG and Lowered Emissions

Yesterday President Barack Obama stood out on the White House lawn and addressed members of his cabinet known as his “Energy Green Team”, representatives from the auto industry, environmental advocates, key Governors from a few states, the residents of this nation and others.

He made the announcement that for the first time in our nation’s history we will now have a policy in place for all new cars and trucks to increase fuel efficiency by an average of 5% each year from 2012 - 2016 to a new national standard of 35.5 mpg (average) and a decrease in emissions which would be equal to taking 377 million cars off the road over the next six and one half years. Taking California’s stringent requirements, working with members of the auto industry and environmental leaders this policy will be fully enforced on US auto makers by the year 2016.



pleasurearts said...

isn't that fantastic, finally, a president who is really committed to the environmental issues! thank you for this post!

nomadcraftsetc said...

Our President ROCKS! Thanks for bringing this story to my attention! I love your blog!

Bridgete said...

I actually knew that he made a commitment to actually follow the requirements of the Kyoto Protocol. He might even ratify the damn thing.

Pardon my bitterness. Current President aside, after taking International Law I'm really dissatisfied with how the US generally conducts international relations. But learning this gives me some high hopes for our current President, maybe he's dissatisfied too. =)