Nader’s old group, Public Citizen praised the House for increasing funding for the NTSB to help improve mileage (CAFE) standards. That should give some small comfort to those who have seen Gore’s movie. Maybe the movie even helped it pass?
House Amendment Devotes Needed Resources to Raising Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards
Statement of Joan Claybrook, President, Public Citizen*
Public Citizen applauds the House of Representatives for voting Tuesday night to increase the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationâ€™s (NHTSA) budget to formulate incentives for the auto industry to increase corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for their vehicles. The amendment to H.R. 5576, offered by Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) and approved with bipartisan support, would increase the budget of NHTSA’s Office of Fuel Economy from $1.3 million to $8 million. We are grateful to Rep. Bean for her initiative in achieving this improvement…
Some NJ Repugs got on board: Ferguson, Smith, and LoBiondo. Payne didn’t vote, and all the rest of the Dems voted for it. The hold outs are: Frelinghuysen, Garrett and Saxton.
If I were campaigning against them, I’d definitely use this vote to fire people up.