Press Release ● Energy and the Environment
For Immediate Release: 
August 28, 2012
Contact Info: 

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Obama Administration finalized fuel economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg by Model Year 2025:

“I applaud President Obama’s action today that reinforced Democrats’ energy policy that strengthens our economic, national, and environmental security.  The new fuel standards will benefit the economy through lower costs for consumers, and by ensuring our nation remains on the leading edge of technology and innovation as automakers develop the most fuel-efficient cars. The new standards will also increase our national security as we move away from our dependence on foreign oil, and promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases. This is a bold step, and the right one to help secure America’s future.”