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Read recent news articles, blogs and press releases about the transportation industry related to sustainability issues like carbon emissions and fossil fuel sources.
Detroit Free Press: Detroit automakers have the technology, creativity for 54.5 mpg
Jan 18, 2012
On Tuesday, Washington will come to Detroit to talk about how many miles per gallon American drivers will soon be getting. Officials from the National Highway Transportation Administration and the EPA will hold a hearing on a proposal to require a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
Forbes: Obama’s Stricter Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Save Money, Create Jobs, Report Says
Aug 05, 2011
Nearly lost in the debt-ceiling drama was President Obama’s announcement last Friday of new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard for cars and light-duty trucks: 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Thirteen automakers, representing 90 percent of the cars sold in the United States, were on board with the agreement, which follows Obama’s 2009 mandate for a CAFE average of 35.5 by 2016.
The New York Times: Obama’s Chance to Reduce Auto Emissions and Our Thirst for Oil
Jul 20, 2011
President Obama has promised to break the United States’ oil addiction and tackle global warming. With a decision he will make in coming days, he can do both, and help consumers cut gas costs as well.
Politico: Higher CAFE Standards to Create Jobs
Jun 30, 2011
Tough new fuel economy limits could help create 700,000 full-time jobs by 2030, including 60,000 in the auto industry, according to early findings from a coalition of green-minded investors and environmental groups.
40 Is the New 30, As Automakers Ramp Up MPGs Across the Line
Apr 21, 2011
Carmakers, boxed in by regulation and rising prices at the pump, are finally going where they should have gone a long time ago by squeezing serious fuel economy out of the internal-combustion engine. The result is a growing number of cars that reach 40 mpg on the highway. These days, 40 mpg is the new 30