Detroit backs tighter emissions standards...

Detroit backs tighter emissions standards...

Summary: but you gotta wait another fifteen years. Detroit automakers are rallying their troops: factory workers, Congressmen who have car factories in their district, those who are afraid Detroit means it when they say higher emission standards will cost jobs.

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but you gotta wait another fifteen years. Detroit automakers are rallying their troops: factory workers, Congressmen who have car factories in their district, those who are afraid Detroit means it when they say higher emission standards will cost jobs. And America's auto industry plans to be rallying these troops in public.

Detroit wants more support for a proposed federal law that makes 2022 the deadline for better gas mileage in American made cars. President George W. would surely sign that one. He'd be out office for thirteen lucky years by the time it's due to take full effect. That's if Detroit didn't manage to get it diluted or changed at some future time. Course, by 2022, how many people are still gonna be driving typical gasoline-burning vehicles? Won't most cars be Japanese-made hybrids or Chinese-made golf carts? Earth to Detroit...

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  • Typical American denial of facts in front of them

    This mentality is why we are falling behind on every level. But hey, what do you care right!? You have you SUV and cell phone! ]:)
    Linux User 147560
    • Simple Solution

      Mileage standards for automobile manufacturers have to be the most ridiculus way ever conceived to reduce emissions. Essentially the government is telling the automakers "don't serve your customers what they want, serve them what we tell you."

      What is this, the Soviet Union?

      But there is any easier way. Tax fuel. Burning fuel produces a negative externality for society - pollution. Need for foreign fuels produces significant security concerns. Build those costs into the gas pump, and maybe people will change their buying habits. Or maybe it will be a windfall for the government so it can pump up our military, fund alternative energy research, and build mass transit.

      And I bet producers of more efficient vehicles would spring up like weeds.

      Of course that won't happen, because if gas were $6 or $10 per gallon, the voters would revolt.
      Erik Engbrecht
  • Cant blame

    We can't blame Detroit for making this move, most of its citizen might be relying on car making industry.

    Well its a nice move from their leaders supporting the bill for better car mileage and lesser emission which can be done by installing <a href=http://www.speedyperformanceparts.com/vibrant_p.html>Vibrant Performance Parts</a>. But personally, i'd rather support hybrids and air powered.
    kurtdaniel