Dear Congressman Schiff,
America needs to cut its dependence on oil and tackle global warming while saving
money at the gas pump. Making our cars and trucks go farther on a gallon of gas is the
biggest single step we can take to get there and must be the cornerstone of any oil savings
effort. Increasing Corporate Average Fuel-Economy (CAFE) standards is a proven
policy to boost the miles-per-gallon of new vehicles.
The Markey (D-MA) and Platts (R-PA) fuel-economy legislation would increase fuel-
economy standards four percent each year for the next ten years. If passed, this legislation
would save more oil than we currently import from the entire Persian Gulf. I urge you to
sponsor this important legislation.
The technology exists today to make any vehicle -- from cars to SUVs to pickups --
get better fuel economy. But instead of putting this technology to work, fuel-
economy standards have stagnated since they were first adopted in 1975. It is time
for Congress to once again set higher fuel-economy standards to jumpstart the auto
industry to build safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles.
2424 Mohawk St, Unit 1
Pasadena, CA 91107