Higher standards for MPG will pay off

Daily Herald
March 19, 2012

If you are fuming about having to shell out your hard-earned cash for Memorial Day gas prices in March, you are not alone. The hard truth: Prices at the pump are not getting better any time soon. Officially, the current average price for regular unleaded in Chicago is $4.13, which is up a wallet-thumping 64-cent rise since January and is 30 cents higher than the current national average of $3.83.

Fortunately, real relief is on the way for Illinois consumers — and it is the kind of help that will be easy on our wallets and good for the U.S. economy as a whole.

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