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Obama Taking Heat over Proposed Fuel Economy Standard

28th July 2011

Read it.

Yet to be explained: How it is the legitimate business of the Federal government what mileage cars get.


3 Responses to “Obama Taking Heat over Proposed Fuel Economy Standard”

  1. Dennis Nagle Says:

    I’m still puzzling over the redundancy “reasonably feasible”…

    I suppose it could be justified in the name of national security, since oil is a vital military resource and we currently depend for that resource on governments who are, if not actively hostile, are at least potentially hostile to our interests.

    However, I find it difficult to justify considering that most of our vital resources–steel, rare earths, microchips, etc., etc.–are already out of our hands, and have been for some time.

    The only way oil conservation will happen is if the price of gasoline jumps to, oh, say $10/gallon.

  2. Whitehawk Says:

    Is $10/gallon gas what you are proposing or is it just an observation?

  3. Dennis Nagle Says:

    Just an observation.

    People don’t conserve anything until their wallets force them to do so–and sometimes not even then.