Gallery: White House Finalizes First Ever National Law to Limit Car Emi...

 

America’s vehicles are about to get a little greener. This week, the White House is finalizing rules that will set the first national standard for controlling the country’s car and truck emissions. The new regulations aim to raise vehicles’ fuel economies to an average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, a 42 percent increase from the current average of 25 miles per gallon.

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  1. dustindriver March 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    The main pic is misleading. When a car is cold, steam flows out of the exhaust. When the car warms up, the steam dissipates. The car in the top pic is obviously running cold. I mean, check out that snow!

  2. antkm1 March 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I meant 38 years, even worse! 😉

  3. antkm1 March 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    here we go again, passing laws way in the future for a future administration to repeal this law. Why can’t we do this right away, or at least within the time of Obama’s presidency? It’s also about 25 years too late for this bill. My thanks to the Reagan Administration!

    Ok, how long as it been known that vehicle emissions contribute to air pollution? 50 years? 60? 90? This is outragous…(head shaking)

    Persoally, 35 mpg (i’m assuming that’s the EPA Average, which is always inacurrate) is really not all that much to sneeze at. the very first Honda Civic (1972) got well over 30 mpg. Now that’s 28 years ago. We should be at close to 100 mpg, if it weren’t for Global Politics.

    Just frustrates the heck out of me.

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