Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao praised for efforts to create rational CAFE standards

May 23, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao for starting the process of revising the Obama Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standard (CAFE) standards for automobiles:

“The Obama administration attempted to utilize CAFE standards to transform America and to force us into tiny cars or expensive electric vehicles. Disturbingly, not even the tiny golf-cart-like cars meet the 2025 Obama fleet average mandates. While 2025 may seem a long way away, automobile makers have 3-to-7-year development timelines, and failure to act now could cripple this important industry as they sought to meet standards that are not technologically feasible. Secretary Chao through her efforts is recognizing consumer choice and revisiting the societal changes Obama was attempting to force. Her efforts are both courageous and wise.”

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