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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