No Cost-Benefit Bean Counting in Fuel Economy Law!

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Give Us the Benefits of Fuel Economy... Not a Cost-Benefit Sneak Attack!

The November elections looked like the last word for harmful regulatory "reform" in Congress... but some bad ideas just refuse to die.

The Senate just passed an energy bill (H.R. 6) that has been promoted as increasing fuel economy standards for the combined car and truck fleets to 35 mpg. But that so-called increase comes with a gigantic loop hole -- the administration will be able to go below 35 mpg if it justifies a lower standard using cost-benefit analysis.
Cost-benefit analysis has been used and abused for decades to weaken standards for consumers, public health and the environment. We need to get rid of this biased, rigged distortion of public policy... not add it into a law that doesn't even mention it! Allowing the Bush administration to set fuel economy standards based on cost-benefit analysis is a giant step backward.

Now the Senate energy bill is waiting in the House... which also has other fuel economy bills that would base this important policy for consumers, the environment, and national security on cost-benefit bean counting.

Tell the House that public policy should be based on public need ... not biased bean-counting! No cost-benefit sneak attacks to undermine fuel economy!

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March 21, 2019


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