Center for Biological Diversity

Say No to Gas-guzzling SUVs

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The Center for Biological Diversity has worked long and hard to reduce pollution from our transportation sector and has achieved significant victories in court. We've taken both the Bush and Obama administrations to task for failing to meet what is technologically and economically possible when setting fuel-efficiency standards, because curbing global warming pollution from our transportation sector is one of the easiest and most effective ways to slow the quickening pace of climate change. 

Transportation accounts for 20 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and right now the Department of Transportation and EPA are proposing new fuel-efficiency and global warming pollution limits for cars and light trucks. By instituting better, stronger rules we can make real progress.

Unfortunately the proposed rules are not strong enough: They contain a dangerous loophole that lets SUVs improve gas-mileage standards later than passenger vehicles. This will spur production of even more SUVs, and the auto industry is attempting to weaken these already-inadequate standards.
These standards leave the United States behind Europe, Japan and China in fuel efficiency. In the long run, higher standards will benefit both American consumers and manufacturers by pushing innovation instead of stagnation.

Please take a moment to tell the EPA and the Department of Transportation that we must reduce carbon pollution from cars, not increase it.

Then spread the word on Twitter and Facebook.

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Please take action by February 13, 2012.

Photo of tailpipe courtesy Wikimedia Commons/Steevven1.

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