Browsing All posts tagged under »CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy)«

Cars And Consumer Choice

August 10, 2018 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Freezing federally mandated fuel efficiency standards at 37 mpg is smart. The Obama Administration’s 54.5 mpg standard was completely unrealistic.  It could only be met by forcing people into electric cars or tiny “econoboxes,” neither of which most consumers would voluntarily choose. CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen points out at […]

Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Proposal Bucks California In Bid To Spur New Car Purchases

August 3, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ American consumers who want safe, affordable vehicles will find new models with improved technology becoming less costly if a federal rule amending standards for fuel economy and emissions goes into effect, Trump administration officials said Thursday in announcing the proposal. California has been permitted to set its own auto emissions standards […]

Freeze, Reduce Or Eliminate CAFÉ Fuel Standards

June 14, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Saying the air traffic controller work force was “too white,” the Obama Federal Aviation Administration allegedly replaced hiring standards based on science, math and ability to handle intense pressure with rules designed to increase racial diversity. It’s hard to find a more flagrant example of bureaucrats putting people’s safety and lives […]

Mileage Standards And Tariffs Help Some – While Penalizing Countless Others, Often Severely

April 9, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ It’s become a recurring, frustrating pattern, as legislators and regulators ignore the immutable laws of unintended consequences, to drive political agendas or aid favored constituencies, while harming others. A good example is corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards on vehicles. Originally enacted in 1975 to offset the impacts of the OPEC […]

EPA Revision Of Obama-Era Fuel Standards Will Make New Cars More Affordable

April 4, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ In a victory for American families and consumer choice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced the agency will be revising aggressive fuel economy standards set in place by the Obama administration. Working with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA will revise efficiency standards for […]

The Crazy Reason Two Auto Companies Were Fined $100 Million

November 5, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The federal government just fined Kia and Hyundai motors $100 million dollars. Was the culprit: A.) Sudden acceleration of vehicles. B.) Excess dirty pollutants spewing out of exhaust pipes. C.) Too much of a colorless, odorless nontoxic gas that will at best make an infinitesimal impact on climate change. If you […]

If The Goal Is “Energy Independence,” What Issues Should Be A Priority In America?

April 9, 2014 by

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Surely NOT the ones listed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee! By Marita Noon ~ Recently the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a “2014 Priority Issues Survey.” In addition to the obligatory Tea Party bashing: “help the Democrats protect the progress we have made from Tea Party radicals, deliver the positive changes America […]