By SHERWOOD BOEHLERT
May 23, 2012
Republicans are now seeking to create jobs, strengthen national security and boost economic growth. Improving the gas mileage on our cars and trucks can help us do all of them.
So Republicans should embrace a proposal, expected to be finalized this summer, to raise national fuel-efficiency standards to an average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. It could spur economic growth, help American families, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our national security.