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Statement on the Senate Vote to Raise Fuel Economy Standards for the First Time in Decades
Washington, D.C, USA - Statement by Ann Bordetsky, NRDC Energy Policy Analyst, on the Senate vote to raise fuel economy standards for the first time in decades: "This is a vote for the auto industry's future, not its past. Automakers have the technology to improve fuel economy. This vote will help push more efficient cars into the marketplace."
"Improving overall fuel economy performance will give consumers vehicle choices which will save them billions of dollars a year at the pump. This will slash our oil dependence and cut global warming pollution."
The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.
Article has been adapted from a news release issued by National Resource Defense Council.