Food Prices Forced To Rise
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Posted on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 01:07:33 PM EST
Tags: President Downgrade, DOT, EPA, Lisa P Jackson, Democrats, Climate Change Hoax, Fear Mongering, $50 Curlique Light Bulbs, Useless Toilets, Higher Food Prices, Trucking (all tags)
Just released statement from President Downgrade.
"While we were working to improve the efficiency of cars and light-duty trucks, something interesting happened," said President Obama. "We started getting letters asking that we do the same for medium and heavy-duty trucks. They were from the people who build, buy, and drive these trucks. And today, I'm proud to have the support of these companies as we announce the first-ever national policy to increase fuel efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas pollution from medium-and heavy-duty trucks."
"Thanks to the Obama Administration, for the first time in our history we have a common goal for increasing the fuel efficiency of the trucks that deliver our products, the vehicles we use at work, and the buses our children ride to school," said Secretary LaHood. "These new standards will reduce fuel costs for businesses, encourage innovation in the manufacturing sector, and promote energy independence for America."
"This Administration is committed to protecting the air we breathe and cutting carbon pollution - and programs like these ensure that we can serve those priorities while also reducing our dependence on imported oil and saving money for drivers," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "More efficient trucks on our highways and less pollution from the buses in our neighborhoods will allow us to breathe cleaner air and use less oil, providing a wide range of benefits to our health, our environment and our economy."
Under the comprehensive new national program, trucks and buses built in 2014 through 2018 will reduce oil consumption by a projected 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by approximately 270 million metric tons. Like the Administration's historic car standards, this program - which relies heavily on off-the-shelf technologies - was developed in coordination with truck and engine manufacturers, fleet owners, the State of California, environmental groups and other stakeholders.
Read it in its entirety here.