Dear President Obama,
You definately need to demand fuel efficient cars that get 60 miles per gallon. “We cannot be held hostage any longer to America’s addiction to oil. When we talk about the high price of gasoline, today’s gas prices are the most visible, but certainly not the only price we pay. We pay in pollution. We pay in endangering our security. We pay in falling behind in the jobs that can come from a clean energy economy.”
As good societal action groups, like the Union of Concerned Scientists have noted, “You have the ability to empower U.S. industry and U.S. drivers to be the solution to this problem once and for all. Raising fuel efficiency and global warming emissions standards to the equivalent of 60 mpg by model year 2025 would save the average U.S. driver nearly $9,000 over the life of the vehicle at $4 gas prices, even after paying for cleaner car technology. That’s like cutting the gas price from $4 to less than $2.75 a gallon, all while cutting global warming emissions and creating jobs right here in the United States!”
It is a no-brainer.
America needs to stop fighting wrs about oil and natural resources. So, also increase spending and tax credits for the building of local and regionsal alternative energy–solar, wind, hydrocells, and biological replacements to the pettrocarbon (and expensive nuclear options.)
P.S. “In a national press conference, you promised to “ensure that the high-quality, fuel-efficient cars and trucks of tomorrow continue to be built right here in the United States.” Setting strong clean car standards is the most important thing you can do to make that goal come true, and make sure that America’s pain at the pump comes to an end.”