CARB's Mary Nichols has been commenting on the new CAFE rules proposed by the President. KQED's Climate Watch has the details on the new CAFE standards here.
Fifteen years from now, the average car in the United States must get nearly 55 miles to the gallon, according to new fuel-efficiency standards proposed Friday by the Obama Administration. That’s a sharp increase from the current requirement that vehicles average 34.5 miles per gallon by 2016.
California officials, environmental groups, and automakers are praising the new rules, which would require a fleet-wide average for cars and light trucks of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
Let's see, California has the second highest unemployment in the nation, with thousands of our best and brightest escaping the economic misery and the loss of freedom in the state, and our bureaucrats are proud to be part of a scam to keill more jobs in California.
“We think this is a very good deal, and we are happy and proud to have played a role in shaping it,” said California Air Resources Board head Mary Nichols.
“What California does is push the envelope. But not just for the sake of pushing the envelope. We do this because we have a need to reduce the impact of our whole transportation system on our environment and to improve its economic performance,” Nichols said.
Right now the envelope that California is pushing is a full scale depression, all with CARB's assistance in raising energy and transporation costs. Here are the lastest fuel prices:
I have no explaination why US fuel prices are approaching those in California