Stop Auto Dealers from Blocking Fuel Efficient Cars!

The new National Fuel Efficiency Policy recently enacted by the Obama administration marks the first time in U.S. history that the federal government has regulated global warming pollution under the Clean Air Act.

This new rule follows the strict standards already set by the state of California, and could be the catalyst for finally getting clean car technology out of the R&D labs and onto American roads where it is so desperately needed.

This policy is an important step toward reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving vehicle fuel efficiency, and is supported by many auto makers who realize it is the only way to compete in a global market. Unfortunately, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) wants to keep Americans driving dirty cars and breathing dirty air.

NADA Lawsuit is a Lemon

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and NADA have legally challenged the government mandate and engaged in lobbying efforts to help notorious big industry supporter Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) strip the EPA of its right to regulate global warming emissions under the Clean Air Act.

The new fuel standards, covering model years 2012-2016, and ultimately requiring an average fuel economy standard of 35.5 mpg in 2016, are projected to save 1.8 billion barrels of oil over the life of the program with a fuel economy gain averaging more than 5 percent per year and a reduction of approximately 900 million metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions.

Fight Back!

The vitality of our planet depends on associations with authority like NADA to be responsible and make healthy choices for the environment. Send a letter to NADA’s CEO, Don Christy, asking him to act for the good of the earth and reconsider NADA’s lawsuit.

Petition: Stop NADA From Hindering Clean Car Standards!

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112 comments

LMj Sunshine

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Don H.
Don H.5 years ago

Another drop in the bucket, aimed at just a few naive citizens. As long as drivers drive autos; whether they get 54.4 mpg, or 1000 mpg, and are run on fossil fuels, oil companies and auto manufacturers will have the upper hand.
If I get one of those "motorized roller skates", and it gets 54.4 mpg, the corporations will just raise their prices. It's a lose/lose situation for American motorists, and GreedCorp is fooling nobody by tossing out a few crumbs to the populace.
The technology is there to produce viable alternate fuel vehicles, but it will never happen as long as GreedCorp controls our economy.

Allaiyah W.
Allaiyah Weyn6 years ago

After what happened in 2007 here in Seattle, I'm suprised there are any auto ealers left. I told the boss no one buys Buicks & that only Hondas & Toyotas were selling, & I got the last laugh when we went out of business.

Eleanor P.
Eleanor P.6 years ago

signed...it should not even be an issue but here come the money mongers again!

Juan Pablo de la Torre

Signed!

Debi C.
Deborah C.6 years ago

I signed it. The technology to make fuel efficient cars, and cars that don't run on gasoline, has been around for a long time. We really need to start using it!