Romney Drives Fuel Efficiency Rollback to Victory
Just weeks ago, Congress passed a bipartisan plan to boost the nation's fuel economy, President Bush signed it into law, and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency touted its sweeping ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
And now, Mitt Romney has won victory in the Michigan primary in part by pledging to throw it out the window. Part of his campaign pitch to the economically struggling city of Detroit was that fuel economy standards should be phased in slowly.
The new fuel economy rules amount to the first increase in efficiency in a generation, and they would boost the average mileage of new vehicles from about 25 mpg to 35 mpg by 2020.
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