Notice & Comment

Energy: President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard, by Jonathan Rusch

On July 29, President Obama announced an agreement with 13 major automakers to increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025. The announcement noted that the President “was joined by Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volvo – which together account for over 90% of all vehicles sold in the United States – as well as the United Auto Workers (UAW), and the State of California, who were integral to developing this agreement.” In the announcement, the President characterized the agreement as “the single most important step we’ve ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”

In connection with that statement, the Administration also issued a report titled “Driving Efficiency: Cutting Costs for Families at the Pump and Slashing Dependence on Oil.”

This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.

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