Fuel economy

Course Correcting After COVID-19: Fear Must Never Again Be Used to Deprive Americans of Their Liberty

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Freedom Group Releases Blueprint for Restoring Liberty and Restarting the Economy Safely Washington, D.C. – "Certain, measurable harm was imposed on our civil liberties, on our economy and on our health so we could reduce the less certain public health risks of COVID-19" and this must never happen again, says ...
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Ending CAFE’s “Witchcraft” and its Regressive Taxation

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The Trump Administration recently made two major policy moves regarding new American cars and trucks that are a dramatic shift from the Obama years of acquiescing to the demands of radical environmentalists. As a result, there will be more affordable and safer vehicle choices for American consumers in the future ...
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Black Activists Cheer Trump Administration for Easing Fuel Efficiency Mandate

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“Realistic CAFE Goals… Don’t Force American Families to Choose Between Putting Food on the Table and Having a Modern Vehicle” Washington, D.C. – A recalibrated fuel efficiency standard for American cars and light trucks is being praised by black activists for its potential to improve safety and reduce regulatory burden ...
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Black Activists Support Trump Fuel Efficiency Plan in Public Comments

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Washington, DC – Calling “excessive regulation… one of the most significant non-racial obstacles to black economic progress,” members of the Project 21 black leadership network filed public comments with the federal government supporting a halt to increasing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light trucks. Declaring the ...
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Black Leaders Applaud New Trump Administration Fuel Efficiency Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Because of its ability to make new cars and light trucks safer and more affordable, the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to freeze a fuel efficiency mandate imposed on vehicle manufacturers by the previous administration is being applauded by the Project 21 black leadership network. This regulatory relief ...
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Trump’s CAFE Rollback Making Driving Cheaper and Safer

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While talk about an international trade war has presidential critics warning of rising car prices, Project 21 member Derrick Hollie highlighted the Trump Administration’s unsung efforts to lower the prices and increase the safety of cars in America. In a Daily Signal commentary, Derrick explained how the rollback of Corporate ...
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Trump’s Fuel-Efficiency Reality Check Revs Up the American Economy, by Derrick Hollie

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Despite rampant speculation that President Donald Trump’s trade policy might increase some car prices, how his regulatory relief agenda may lower sticker prices and increase safety goes largely ignored. How did this happen? The Trump administration is revising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards imposed on automakers during the Obama ...
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Black Leaders Praise Trump Administration for Helping Make New Vehicles Safer, Cheaper

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Rollback of CAFE Mandate Is Compliant with Project 21’s “Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America” Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network is thanking two members of President Trump’s cabinet for easing regulations that disproportionately hurt black Americans and jeopardized driver safety. Noting that excessive regulatory ...
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Occupy Occupy D.C. to Promote Electric Car Through Hypnotic Suggestion

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Michelle Obama Announces Post-White House Plans The First Lady announced her post-White House plans this week: partnering with a liberal food policy group. Why can't she fight hunger without resorting to partisanship? More on Michelle Obama's plans after White House... Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monument Designations: Statement by ...
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Crowder Has Gas… and Obama Wants to Tax It

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National Center's Comedic Filmmaker Explodes Obama's Plan to Impose New Federal Gas Tax "I love this. He's all manic and spazzy and arm-wavy in this one, and somehow in just 3 short minutes, Steven manages to show the connection between unions, the federal gas tax, regulations and elections." - Mockarena, ...
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Outrage of the Day

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In the "Do A I Say, Not As I Do" category, the U.S. Transportation Secretary rides up to a fuel economy event in a 12 mpg SUV. Worse, fuel economy rules are killing us. (By the way, if you haven't read "Do A I Say, Not As I Do," by ...
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Germans Refuse to Use Ethanol to Fuel their Cars, NPR Reports

As President Obama continues his policies to “break our dependence on oil with biofuels,” it might be a good time to check in with Germany to see how their efforts to move from regular gas to an ethanol mix are going. Even NPR couldn’t pass up this story, aired on Morning Edition this ...
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Let Them Eat Cake… and Buy Hybrid Vans

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It is time to add monster trucks to “guns and religion” as items that President Barack Obama thinks dumb, bitter Americans “cling to” when times get tough. Last Wednesday, Obama was speaking to his citizenry when one member of the proletariat had the nerve to ask about crippling gas prices ...
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Crowder Has Gas… and Obama Wants to Tax It

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"I love this. He's all manic and spazzy and arm-wavy in this one, and somehow in just 3 short minutes, Steven manages to show the connection between unions, the federal gas tax, regulations and elections." - Mockarena, Chicks on the Right In this weekly video produced for the National Center ...
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Let Them Eat Cake and Buy Hybrid Vans

Rumors asserting that President Obama's interest in pursuing cap-and-trade legislation has dwindled are vastly overstated. In reality, sketchy plans and letting Congress take the lead is classic Obama. Recall that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wrote the stimulus bill and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's initial bank bailout plan was panned ...
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What’s Happening Now

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Media: Obama's a neologist; Bush was just dumb. Jokes to play on the President. Where does YOUR state rank? (H/T Coyote Blog.) Examiner: If Americans were getting an average of 20 miles to the gallon before Cash for Clunkers, they are getting 20.0046 mpg after it. In a best-case scenario ...
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Carol Browner’s Hijinks: They Call This Open Government?

Mark Tapscott is on the case of White House "climate czar" Carol Browner, who appears to be continuing her wily Clinton Administration pattern of dodging and weaving whenever legal niceties interfere with her left-wing agenda. As Mark writes in his piece entitled "'Put Nothing In Writing,' Browner Told Auto Execs ...
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Outrage of the Day: Political Decisionmaking at Government Motors

From "Lawmakers Seek to Influence Plant Locations" by Neil King, Jr. and Kate Linebaugh for the June 2 Wall Street Journal: The Obama administration has said repeatedly that it won't use its majority stake in General Motors Corp. to meddle in the company's daily affairs. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill aren't ...
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A Need for Less Speed? by Mychal Massie

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In June, Senator John Warner (R-VA) pushed "cap-and-trade" legislation he claimed would reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Analyses found it would more likely drive up energy prices, drive down the gross domestic product and put untold numbers of people out of work for a dubiously-small reduction in global temperature. Warner's terribly ...
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Media Flocks to Gore Speech on Energy; Mostly Ignore His Use of Gas-Guzzlers to Get There

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Apparently complacent about criticism from the Tennessee Center for Policy Research that his family's energy use at his Nashville home is more than 19 times greater than the average American household's, Al Gore has committed conspicious energy consumption once again. In Washington D.C. Thursday to deliver yet another speech warning ...
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