Response to House Oversight Report on Clean Car Standards

by Roland Hwang
Natural Resources Defense Council
August 10, 2012

As soon as next week,President Obama is expected to announce the final details of an historic agreement that will raise auto fuel efficiency standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Now the few left opposed to these common sense and highly popular rules — which willsave consumers $1.7 trillion at the gas pump, create half a million American jobs and cut our oil imports by one-third ‚Äì continue to cry foul.

In its report released today, the House Oversight and Investigations Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA),alleges that environmental groups such as NRDC and California exerted undue pressure on the Obama Administration.

Not true.

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