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Thank President Obama for Shifting Clean Cars Into High Gear ACTION ALL

Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, vehicle emissions, climate-change, CO2emissions, globalwarming, habitat, Sustainabililty )

- 2121 days ago -
The Obama administration just finalized breakthrough standards for new cars, SUVs and pick-up trucks that will raise their fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon, on average, by 2025.

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Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 6:43 pm
almost 55 mpg standards for new cars...wish i had a new car!

signed, thnx Nancy.

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday August 28, 2012, 6:48 pm
I haven't had a new car for over 20 years! Probably will stay that way too! But, this news is being celebrated by all environmental groups today.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 1:55 am
Wow. This is great legislation. And you know what? The car makers already have this technology on hand. They have known how to do this for at least (I know of ) 10 years. Its just cheaper and more profitable to make gas guzzlers.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 6:12 am
signed, thanks Nancy

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 8:41 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 3:47 pm
Already signed, TU Nancy. We haven't had a new car in over 20 years either. I am driving a 1980 Toyota and my wife drives a 1997 Caravan (which we bought used and just had to have a newer engine installed).

Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday August 29, 2012, 8:34 pm
Wonderful news, even if none of us can afford one (maybe in another 20 years!).
Signed--thanks Nancy.

Frans B (582)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 12:26 am
signed... very good news.... there are still LOTS of alternatives to be tried, wonder why the progress is so SLOW? Cars are just about earth's biggest enemy, besides us humans ....

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 12:44 am

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 1:21 am
Signed. Thanks Nancy.

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 1:57 am
noted, thanks for sharing

Seda A (4)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 2:56 am

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 3:34 am

David C (129)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 6:27 am
signed. its not perfect but its a start and considering how much opposition he has faced good for him....

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 10:23 am

Debbie Butz (3)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 12:36 pm
agreed glad its a start!

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 12:37 pm
I will thank Obama or maybe his name is Barry Soetoro when he leaves the White House nothing more nothing less.

Thursday August 30, 2012, 1:27 pm
Signed. The oil companies will still find a way to raise prices. I would boycott polluters and gougers like BP, Shell, and Exxon. These companies kept a design that got 100 MPH so they could maintain profits from vehicles that got only 20 MPH.

Lisa N (207)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 1:57 pm
Thanks Nancy, I have signed.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 2:23 pm

Ellen Kent (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 2:29 pm
Thank You Mr. President. This is great news.

James E (16)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 4:08 pm
In spite of the “head in the sand crowd” we are making progress. The auto industry is getting serious about fuel mileage and alternative fuels, this actions helps push it forward.

John Gregoire, this is not the first gas mileage push by the Obama administration. The last change moved it to approximately 35 mpg, and this is not the first pro-environment action. Could he do more? Sure, but compared to Bush and the current GOP/TP crop he has made great progress.

James Doeppers (0)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 4:33 pm

Michael Barth (43)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 5:54 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Thursday August 30, 2012, 7:39 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy

Monica D (580)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 7:49 pm
Energy efficiency is important. It is even better for people to go car-free ...

Ancil S (175)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 8:20 pm
54 MPG by 2025? That'll be great! I'll be 65 then,and I'll get a new 2025 model as my retirement car! That'll come in handy(the mileage).

Esther Z (94)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 11:35 pm
Noted and signed.

Wannee Tinaphong (0)
Friday August 31, 2012, 12:24 am

Diane K (134)
Friday August 31, 2012, 7:55 am
S&N Thank you for the good news!

Alicia N (87)
Friday August 31, 2012, 10:39 am

Cristins Calloni (0)
Friday August 31, 2012, 4:46 pm
Thanks, noted, signed

P A (117)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 12:32 am
Signed - thanks.

Ann L (15)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 7:45 am
Signed and noted

Sara Williams (8)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 1:23 pm
Signed. Would be nice if these higher standards were put into effect a heck of a lot sooner, though, instead of over a decade from now.

Danny M (83)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 5:16 am
Signed! Thanks Nancy!

Nancy C (806)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 10:06 am
How I agree with you Sara...I'll almost be dead!!!

Carol H (229)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 8:43 pm
signed and noted

Nancy Black (308)
Monday September 3, 2012, 5:38 pm
Notead, signed, tweeted, and shared. Great news for all of us. This will help our environment.

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:08 pm
sent message

Sergio P (65)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 3:45 pm
Done before :)

Sarah Cole (2)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 4:47 am
Honestly I think that everyone should be gave one of these cars ( just gave no money needed ) You know how much that could help our Earth. Get rid of these old cars and in with the new
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