What will it take to cure our dangerous and unhealthy addiction to oil and reduce the threat of runaway global warming?
Stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for American cars and trucks are essential – and your email right now to the Obama administration will help support their landmark new standards for cleaner cars and trucks.
Please take action today – you can stand up for better gas mileage, less oil, and a safer climate future – but you don’t have much time to act.
We have set a goal of generating 50,000 supportive comments before the public comment period for these standards closes on February 13th — just 10 days from now.
The EPA and Department of Transportation have proposed tough new standards to require America’s fleet of passenger cars and trucks to average 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025.
Together with the “Phase One” model year 2012-2016 rule finalized in 2010, these tough new standards will more than double America’s average fuel economy and are expected to:
Save families an estimated $8,200 in fuel savings over the lifetime of a new vehicle by 2025, for a total of $1.7 trillion in national fuel savings over the life of the program.
Reduce oil consumption by an estimated 2.2 million barrels a day by 2025 – more than our daily 2010 oil imports from the entire Persian Gulf.
Reduce carbon dioxide pollution by over 6 billion metric tons over the life of the program – equivalent to the emissions from the United States in 2010.
Generating less pollution, putting more money in your wallet, reducing our addiction to oil, modernizing America’s fleet of cars and trucks – what’s not to like?
Please take action today to support stronger fuel economy standards.
This is a dramatic and bold proposal and the Obama administration has earned the support of automakers, autoworkers, consumers, environmental groups, and many other key stakeholders.
But, anti-environment ideologues in Washington oppose it and are searching for ways to block its implementation. That’s why we need your help today to ensure a cleaner future.
Cleaner cars, less oil, and healthier air are just a click away.
Thank you for your support,
Vice President, Climate and Air