Gallery: GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules


Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The agreement was a huge step forward for Obama’s environmental campaign, and shows that automakers and our government are on the same page when it comes to fuel efficiency. The rules will save drivers a whopping $8,000 per vehicle at the pump, but guess what? Republicans aren’t having it. Claiming that Obama violated administrative law by meeting with automakers behind closed doors, the GOP, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Cali.), is launching an investigation into the new fuel economy requirements.

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  1. Clarketom August 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Well said! But, you know as well as I the ridiculous bias this site has. Journalistic integrity is non-existent, only liberal dogma.

  2. FastDog August 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    So the auto makers are going to produce more efficient vehicles, these rules offer no guarantee that they will be bought, will reduce the countries fuel consumption, or save anyone any money.

  3. caeman August 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

    The important question is: Did Obama break the law in how he met with the automakers? Sure, to ahead and make political cracks on this site’s readership and display your bias. But you gloss over the very question that is being asked: Did Obama break the law.

    There was much crying and gnashing of teeth when Bush did things behind closed doors. Obama promised transparency and several days for public comments before any new laws would be passed. He broke that promise, but that I guess its okay if is serves one’s narrow-minded purpose?

    I like to read this site for the informative green technologies, things that genuinely help the world. But, your political commentary is sadly lacking in journalistic integrity and consistency.

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