Should More Fuel-Efficient Vehicles be Required by Law?. Geology 107: Our Dynamic Planet By: Hillary Green. "This is a plan that will save gas and result in less pain at the pump for motorists without sacrificing safety.” --Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. Proposed Plan.
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Geology 107: Our Dynamic Planet
By: Hillary Green
"This is a plan that will save gas and result in less pain at the pump for motorists without sacrificing safety.”
--Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta
The Department of Transportation announced a plan that requires auto manufacturers boost fuel efficiency by six percent on SUVs and light trucks by 2008. All automakers would have to comply fully by 2011. They hope to save approximately 10 billion gallons of gasoline over the life of vehicles built between 2008 and 2011.
"At a time when Americans are paying record prices for gas, the Bush administration has sided with its cronies in the auto industry and rejected real solutions." --Dan Becker, director of the Sierra Club's global warming program.
"One of the fundamental problems with the system is automakers can add size, in some cases only a tiny amount, and meet a dramatically lower standard,” said David J. Friedman, research director for the clean vehicles program of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
For example, the Subaru Outback, currently in the smallest class of vehicles, could be made less than an inch wider and longer and move up into the next size grouping, thereby lowering its fuel economy requirement.