Trump shouldn’t reconsider fuel economy standards. Hurricane Harvey shows why.
That’s why our nation needs strong car and truck fuel standards. They help decrease our dependence on oil, reduce the amount we have to pay at the pump, and limit our vulnerability to those who don’t like us and the economic disruption they can ensue.
Changes to Fuel Economy Rules Could Mean More Expensive Road Trips
Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, found in a recent survey that almost 90 percent of Americans want automakers to continue to improve fuel economy for all vehicle types, and over 70 percent want government to continue to increase efficiency targets. A separate Consumer Reports analysis found a strong correlation between higher fuel efficiency and higher owner satisfaction.