The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 184
“The historic vehicle efficiency standards set by the Obama administration are a proven success with widespread support. Not only are our cars
and trucks more efficient than ever before, but U.S. auto sales have
reached record highs since these safeguards were put in place. It’s easy
to see why: these standards help clean up our climate and benefit our
pocketbooks. These standards are improving the fuel efficiency of vehicles across all classes, spurring innovation of electric vehicles and other
technologies, cutting oil use, reducing emissions, and saving drivers
money in fueling costs.
“Donald Trump’s executive order is reckless and puts the health and
safety of American families in jeopardy. As we fight back against any efforts to scrap these life-saving emissions reductions, we will be on strong
The following was my response to Sierra Club (I emailed the same response
to The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, The Natural Resources Defense Council, The American Chemistry Council, and many other
like-minded organizations and individuals):
Hi Michael, Lauren and all Sierra Club staff –
I received your press release this morning titled "Trump Vehicle Executive
Order Will Increase Gas Prices and Carbon Pollution While Putting Americans' Health in Danger."
As you may know, my business partner and I, as well as our entire editorial staff at The Auto Channel, have worked for many years to curtail the
use of gasoline and petroleum diesel and make America energy independent. We are very strong advocates of clean air, water, and the environment. We are among the foremost proponents of clean and affordable
alternative fuels in the automotive media world. We have taken on the
petroleum oil industry and their lobbyists in the strongest tones possible.
If you don't already know this about us then you and your organization
should make it a point to do so.
Having now reminded or acquainted you with our efforts, I have to tell you
that your press release presents shamefully wrong and ignorant information.