Republican Heavyweights Urge U.S. to Adopt Tougher Fuel-Mileage Standard

Republican Heavyweights Urge U.S. to Adopt Tougher Fuel-Mileage Standard

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Jetta carA group of Republican former Environmental Protection Agency administrators, governors and members of Congress are throwing their public support behind a fuel economy target of 60 miles per gallon.

In a letter sent to President Barack Obama, the 15 signatories – including recently retired Michigan Congressman Vernon Ehlers – say that to reduce dependence on foreign oil and maintain a clean environment, upcoming Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for 2017 to 2025 should be aggressive.

(READ the story in the Detroit Free Press)

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