Public Citizen: Welcome Congress Back with Fuel Economy Roar

Welcome Congress Back with Fuel Economy Roar
RECESS IS OVER!
Tell Congress: Welcome Back.
Now — Give Us Fuel Economy Standards That Work
 
3 Reasons Why Fuel Economy Matters
 
Too much of our personal budget goes to filling up our gas tanks
Our excessive use of fuel is adding to global warming
National security is threatened by our addiction to foreign oil
Write Your Rep:
 
 
Bean Counting Doesn’t Add Up to True Fuel Economy
 
August 31, 2007
 
Dear james m,
 
If you support fuel economy standards — and we certainly do — the Senate’s inclusion of "supposed" fuel economy increases for combined car and truck fleets to 35 mpg in the energy bill (H.R. 6) looks pretty good at first glance.
 
Actually, it’s just hot air.
 
The so-called increase comes with a gigantic loophole: The administration can allow manufacturers to make vehicles that don’t meet the 35 mpg target. All the government needs to do to justify this is use cost-benefit analysis. This is the same cost-benefit analysis that has been used and abused for decades to weaken standards for consumers, public health and the environment.
 
We need to get rid of this biased, rigged distortion of public policy. Tell Congress that public policy should be based on public need — not on biased bean counting.
 
Sincerely,
 
You Advocates at Public Citizen
 
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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