Tepid Automobile Gas Mileage Announcement

Pumping gasThe Bush administration has announced increased gas mileage requirements for pick-up trucks and sport-utility vehicles – for the first time covering the largest SUVs like the Hummer H2. Yet given the massive threat to America's and the world's economies, environment and social welfare from climate change and oil wars, the increases are amazingly tepid and unambitious. Pickups and SUVs must increase their fuel efficiency by 11 percent in the next five years. This is not going to stop global warming and wean America from under-priced foreign oil, and is damaging more ambitious efforts to address a building planetary emergency.

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  1. Glenn D says:

    This is nothing but a ploy, from the White House. To ease the world critic's, on the U.S. over Global Warming. It will do nothing in term's of dealing with the problem. We are attempting to use a water pistol, to put out a forest fire. It's not going to happen. If that (Moron in the White House) does'nt get serious, we might as well, all pick out our tree's to lay under, because it's over……..

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