Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What can a car driver do to help protect our planet? Tell the EPA to maintain strong fuel efficiency standards!

Americans love our cars
Americans love our cars. In fact, it's a huge part of our daily lives. 

But, according to Climate Reality, transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US. In fact, cars and trucks alone account for approximately one-fifth of all US carbon emissions, contributing around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases for every gallon of gasoline used.

Here’s some good news: the current fuel efficiency standards enacted by the Obama Administration are expected to prevent about 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and save more than 2 million barrels of oil a day and $1.7 trillion in fuel costs by 2025. But unless you speak up, those standards could be weakened.


There’s only one group that benefits from lower fuel efficiency standards: the fossil fuel industry. The president made his fossil fuel ties clear when he stacked his cabinet with Big Oil insiders and climate deniers. But strong fuel efficiency standards will save American families money, reduce harmful air pollution, and prove that Americans are serious about taking climate action.

It’s up to you to stand up for the interests of our families and our planet – because if the president won’t lead on climate then the American people will. Join us in asking the EPA to maintain strong fuel efficiency standards and stand with American families, not fossil fuel insiders.

- Climate Reality

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