"White House Rolls Out Auto Fuel Economy, Emissions Standard"

"The Obama administration ... released details of its national suite of auto standards that would mandate increased fuel economy and impose the first-ever greenhouse gas standard on the nation's cars and trucks.

The proposals are a joint effort by U.S. EPA and the Transportation Department and would go into effect with model year 2012. The standards would push corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, standards to a fleetwide average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, four years ahead of the schedule Congress laid out in a 2007 energy law. The carbon dioxide limit under the plan -- which will apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles -- would reach an average of 250 grams per mile per vehicle in 2016."

Josh Voorhees reports for Greenwire in the New York Times September 15, 2009.

See Also:

"Greens Not Happy About EPA Guidelines" (TIME)

Source: Greenwire, 09/23/2009