Bipartisan Resolution in Congress Urges Preservation of Single, National Fuel Economy Standard
NADA: Representatives Bright and Terry Recognize Flaws in State-Based Programs
The resolution, introduced by Reps.
“Congressmen Bright and Terry understand that a single, national standard is better for America than a patchwork of more than a dozen different fuel economy regulations,” says
Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to permit the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to establish its own fuel economy regime, which would be duplicative and unnecessary, NADA says. Thirteen states have also adopted CARB’s rule. The Obama administration is required by law to make a decision by
“There is little to no additional environmental benefit to CARB’s fuel economy program over the federal CAFE requirements,” says McEleney, noting that President Obama has already raised the national fuel economy requirements for the 2011 model year higher than the standard proposed by CARB.
The resolution points out that a federal law passed in
McEleney argues that under CARB’s rule, automakers would curtail delivery of certain models and force dealers to accept vehicles that their customers may not want to buy. Also, automakers that sell fewer than 60,000 vehicles in
SOURCE National Automobile Dealers Association