Friday, April 28, 2006
Good Idea from George W. Bush
President Bush says he wants to raise fuel-efficiency standards on automobiles, as members of both parties jockeyed for political position on the issue of rising gas prices. "I encourage them to give me that authority," Bush told reporters during a visit to a service station in Biloxi, Mississippi. "It's an authority I used for light trucks, and I intend to use it wisely if Congress will give me that authority."
Increasing the fuel economy of light duty vehicles is the single most effective energy-saving policy the federal government could adopt.