Gasoline prices a "crisis": Bodman
Tue May 2, 2006 12:29pm ET16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on
Tuesday that high gasoline prices which have skyrocketed to a near
record are a "crisis" for Americans.
And, somehow, on the same day, we have this (and how long before we
point out that one of the effects of these assinine CAFE constructions
is that they arguably make larger vehicles cost less to consumers and
thus make it harder for consumers to purchase more fuel efficient
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>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nine states have sued the administration of President George W. Bush for lenient automotive fuel economy standards that they say worsen an energy crunch and contribute to air pollution and climate change.
>The lawsuit says that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has failed to meet federal laws requiring government to determine the impact of regulation on fuel conservation and the environment.
>"At a time when consumers are struggling to pay surging gas prices and the challenge of global climate change has become even more clear, it is unconscionable that the Bush Administration is not requiring greater mileage efficiency for light trucks," said New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in a press release.