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Obama Issues Abysmal New Fuel Economy Standards -- and Center Heads Back to Court

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Obama Issues Abysmal New Fuel Economy Standards -- and Center Heads Back to Court

In a joltingly disappointing move last Friday, the Obama administration issued fuel economy standards for 2011 automobiles that are actually about a mile per gallon lower than those proposed by Bush last year. What difference does one mile per gallon make? Millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions' worth of difference. Besides, the 2008 proposed Bush administration fuel economy standards -- reluctantly raised from their previous low in response to a Center for Biological Diversity lawsuit -- were already way below what are technically feasible and required by law.

So today, the Center filed another lawsuit to overturn the poor fuel economy standards. "Obama promised change, but unfortunately this is change in the wrong direction," said Kassie Siegel, director of our Climate Law Institute. "It's unfathomable that Obama would issue regulations worse than Bush, but that is exactly what he has done."

Read more in the Los Angeles Times and check out our press release:

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/center/articles/2009/los-angeles-times-03-27-2009.html

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2009/cafe-03-27-2009.html


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