Controversy over Fuel Economy Rules Rises

Proposed Fuel Rules Standard

Detroit News - August 22, 2012

Mem­bers of Con­gress favor higher effi­ciency fuel stan­dards, some House Repub­li­cans are object­ing to final­iz­ing the 2017–25 fuel econ­omy rules. Econ­omy stan­dards will cost the auto indus­try an esti­mated $157.3 billion.

Find out where the objec­tions lie.

“Higher fuel effi­ciency stan­dards is a goal I share — but not at the expense of con­sumer safety and not when those rules are imple­mented under a cloak of secrecy in a man­ner out­side the law.The process fol­lowed by Obama admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials to develop these stan­dards was politi­cized, not rooted in sound sci­ence and was a polit­i­cal end run around sea­soned experts who are required by law to lead the process,” [House Over­sight and Gov­ern­ment Reform Chair­man Dar­rell Issa, R-Calif] Issa said.