Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Economy Standards to Address Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions
In the city of Philadelphia alone, motor vehicles account for almost 60% of total air pollution. One of Clean Air Council’s top priorities is to reduce the impact of vehicle emissions on air pollution. Thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), cleaner air and more fuel efficient vehicles may be just around the corner.
The Council supports the greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks – lowering emissions, reducing oil dependency, and putting money back into the pockets of the people. These standards are expected to save approximately 4 billion barrels of oil and 2 billion metric tons of GHG emissions over the lifetimes of those vehicles sold in model years 2017-2025.
These efforts are perhaps the best current tool at America’s disposal to begin addressing global warming. Philadelphia will host a public hearing on the greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks on January 19, 2012. Please join us and add your public comments in favor of this rule. For information on how to register click here: Philadelphia CAFE Public Hearing.
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