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EPA Reveals Precedent-Setting Fuel Efficiency Standards for American Cars

Saves Americans money at the gas pump while cleaning up carbon pollution
August 29, 2012
Washington, D.C. —

Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for American cars. The standards provide for new cars on U.S. roads to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, and will reduce the levels of dangerous carbon pollution from auto emissions. The following statement is from Sarah Saylor, Senior Legislative Representative for Earthjustice:

“This is a remarkable achievement that brought industry, government and the public interest community together to find a real solution that reduces pollution while saving money.”


Raviya Ismail, Earthjustice, (202) 745-5221