Statement on the Senate Vote to Raise Fuel Economy Standards for the First Time in Decades

Statement by Ann Bordetsky, Energy Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on the Senate vote to raise fuel economy standards for the first time in decades.

“This is a vote for the auto industry’s future, not its past. Automakers have the technology to improve fuel economy. This vote will help push more efficient cars into the marketplace.” 

“Improving overall fuel economy performance will give consumers vehicle choices which will save them billions of dollars a year at the pump. This will slash our oil dependence and cut global warming pollution.”