Change We Can Believe In


This is an historic day. And an unmitigated victory for environmentalists.

This is not a half measure. This is the real deal.

The Obama administration is upping national fuel economy to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. This is effectively the standard California had sought for itself, writ nationwide.

The impacts will be extraordinary -- saving consumers nearly $3,000 over the life of a car in gas savings. Nationwide over the life of the program America will save 1.8 billion barrels of oil and reduce greenhouse emissions by 900 million metric tons -- the equivalent of shuttering nearly 200 coal-fired power plants or taking 177 million cars off the nation's roads.

Elections have consequences. And this is a game-changing one.

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