Shorter Excerpts (From A Work In Progress)

Finally.

This news will get buried, but it’s important: β€œPresident Obama today will announce new fuel efficiency standards that will save American businesses that operate and own commercial vehicles approximately $50 billion in fuel costs over the life of the program. These work trucks, buses, and other medium- and heavy duty vehicles will be required to meet fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission standards for the first time ever beginning in 2014.”

~Steve Benen

This also could lead to less smog in metro areas, which is one of my city’s biggest downsides. Props to the Obama Administration for this move, and here’s hoping parts of it do sneak past raving loons who think giant trucks that get 7 mpg are the height of manliness.

(Source: blissandzen)

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