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.



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