Gallery: President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards


In the Rose Garden at the White House today, President Obama signed into law new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy duty trucks. The executive order mandates that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department develop new requirements for larger vehicles and extend and improve upon those for smaller vehicles. Though — as we recently reported — Congress now has a climate change bill in the works, the President decided to push these vehicle standards forward on the road towards a more energy-efficient tomorrow.

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  1. RobPowell May 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Wow. Large trucks average 3.7 miles per gallon? That should compel people to buy local. I was very surprised by the statistics in “A Consumer’s Guide to Effective Environmental Choices” published by the Union of Concerned Scientists that relate to the transportation costs associated with the different things we buy. This simple stat really drives the point home. No pun intended.

    Rob Powell

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