Fuel economy is key to national, military security

by Lt. Gen. Richard Zilmer, USMC (Ret.)
Detroit Free Press
August 8, 2012

Better gas mileage is not just a good tagline for a car commercial, and it’s not just about savings at the pump. It’s about cutting our dependence on oil, which is a matter of national and economic security and military readiness.

This is the message I hope to carry to Michigan this week. Working toward the soon-to-be-adopted national standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, American automakers are developing the next generation of vehicle technologies that will make our cars more efficient, and our nation more secure.

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