Sierra Club: New fuel standard could mean Americans declare independence from ‘oil addiction’
From the Sierra Club:
What is the biggest single step we can take to achieve Freedom from Oil? Setting a strong 60 miles per gallon (mpg) standard for new cars.
Right now, the Obama Administration is working on fuel efficiency standards for new cars sold between 2017 and 2025. That may seem like a long way off -- but decisions being made now could decide if we continue our dangerous addiction to oil, or break free once and for all.
This Fourth of July help show President Obama that Americans from coast to coast want a 60 mpg standard that will help Free Us from Oil.
In 2009, vehicle fuel efficiency standards were raised for the first time in 30 years. Now, shuttered auto plants across the country are re-opening, as automakers focus on building the cleaner cars consumers want.
But even as automakers are seeing the benefits of clean vehicles, the auto industry is lining up to weaken the next round of fuel-efficiency and pollution standards.
A picture is worth a thousand words -- join the Go60 photo petition and show why you want strong standards that cut our dependence on oil.
Whether it's a photo of the outrageous price of gas at your local station, a picture of your cool fuel-efficient car or your own idea, the images that you submit will put a face on this issue — a face that cannot be ignored.
It's time to declare our Freedom from Oil -- send your picture today. Here's how:
Snap a photo of the reason why you want 60 mpg. A few ideas to get you started:
Thumbs down at the pump — because you can't afford to fill up so often.
Your fuel efficient car — because you have high standards, and your car should too.
You holding a sign with your own reason — because there are so many reasons to Go60 mpg.
Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line: "I want 60 mpg because..." We will collect the photos and deliver them with your signatures to President Obama and other key decision makers at the EPA and Department of Transportation to show them it's time to set a strong, 60 mpg standard! The images you submit will put a face on this issue - a face that cannot be ignored.