The White House Blog
Next Generation Fuel Economy Labels Arm Consumers with Information They Can Use
Posted by Secretary Ray LaHood on May 25, 2011 at 09:48 AM EDT
Ed. Note: Cross posted from the Department of Transportation's Fast Lane blog. Secretary LaHood and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will hold a press conference today at 10:30 a.m. EDT on this to discuss the new fuel economy labels. You can watch the press conference live here.
This Administration has taken unprecedented steps to protect consumers at the gas pump. In March, the President announced a plan to reduce our oil imports by a third by 2025--leveraging domestic resources while reducing the oil we consume. Since the beginning, this Administration has been making investments and taking smart steps that are already helping us move towards this important goal. You can see it in our investment in alternative fuels and our support of electric vehicles--creating jobs while decreasing costs for consumers.
Most importantly, you can see it in the historic, national fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks achieved last year under President Obama’s leadership.
Jackson: One of President Obama's black appointees that the GOP hasn't managed to rip apart yet; though they gave it their usual "best cheap shot."