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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 04:54 PM
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EPA: New Cars Are More Efficient Than Ever, Beating Standards By A ‘Wide Margin’


For the second year in a row, new cars are ahead of the game when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint.
According to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry beat out domestic greenhouse gas emissions standards by a “wide margin” in 2013, with cars getting an average of 1.4 more miles per gallon than required.
This trend is promising as the EPA is tightening greenhouse gas compliance regulations on light-duty vehicles — cars and small trucks — each year in an effort to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards’ target of an average fuel economy of 54.5 mpg by 2025. Nine of the 13 biggest-selling automakers beat the CAFE targets.
Vehicles from 2013 achieved an all-time record fuel economy of 24.1 mpg, a 0.5 mpg increase over 2012 and an increase of nearly 5 mpg in the last decade. The CAFE standards covering vehicles made between 2012 and 2025 are projected to save 12 billion barrels of oil, cut 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases and save drivers more than $8,000 in fuel costs, according to the EPA.
The standards also help protect consumers from the pocketbook pain that can come from volatile gas prices
thinkprogress.org...
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Time was alot of folks were poo pooing those measures, I remembered even some made silly remarks at the suggestion that keeping air in your tire not only save gas but weighs less on the environment, one do not always have to agree with the president and there are a lot of issues for me to disagree with him on, but at-least tip your hat when he get things right not just slapping him around when he fk-up, especially on common sense issues...
ThanX Obaama...

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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: Spider879

Ha good luck the guy could have saved us against Alien invaders, cured cancer and brought world peace and he would still be hated and threads would still come up "He is Muslim" ""wheres his birth cert".

But thanks I didn't know any of that so cheers BoB.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: Spider879

History will tell of a far more competent President Obama than the current GOP portrayal being pushed.

We've never expected a president to be perfect until he took office. That's the problem.


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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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Had he done any of that....i would be praising him for it.

And he has had some minor victories along the way. The common sense measures in the OP are an example.

Problem is...what he has done screams so loudly it is hard to hear anything else. Especially enslaving the populace to the insurance industry, and what has happened in Mexico.

My problem: i don't think anyone could hold that office without me hating them. But Obama....he really has outdone himself.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:08 PM
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It is good to see this utter failure of a President may have actually done one thing right. I still don't think it stands against the mountain of bad decisions and corruption in this Administration.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
It is good to see this utter failure of a President may have actually done one thing right. I still don't think it stands against the mountain of bad decisions and corruption in this Administration.

Come on Metal he is not an utter failure, he is just not that remarkable, he fell waay short of my expectations but maybe me and folks like me was expecting too much.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:16 PM
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Are we supposed to expect to believe everyone is out driving new 2013 - 2015 vehicles?
By the time the majority of drivers get one, the POOR, they will be rusted out polluting hulks with all the fancy crap on them ripped out and jury rigged.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
Are we supposed to expect to believe everyone is out driving new 2013 - 2015 vehicles?
By the time the majority of drivers get one, the POOR, they will be rusted out polluting hulks with all the fancy crap on them ripped out and jury rigged.

No but enough folks out there are doing just that to make a difference.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:22 PM
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originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Metallicus
It is good to see this utter failure of a President may have actually done one thing right. I still don't think it stands against the mountain of bad decisions and corruption in this Administration.

Come on Metal he is not an utter failure, he is just not that remarkable, he fell waay short of my expectations but maybe me and folks like me was expecting too much.


See, I expected him to be bad and he was worse. I didn't think he would actually be worse than Bush, but in my opinion his ability to suck exceeded my expectations.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:29 PM
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*grumble grumble*

Well what about the people who wanted to spend more in gas costs? What about their wants & needs?

Thanx Obaaama!


(obviously joking)



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Metallicus
It is good to see this utter failure of a President may have actually done one thing right. I still don't think it stands against the mountain of bad decisions and corruption in this Administration.

Come on Metal he is not an utter failure, he is just not that remarkable, he fell waay short of my expectations but maybe me and folks like me was expecting too much.


See, I expected him to be bad and he was worse. I didn't think he would actually be worse than Bush, but in my opinion his ability to suck exceeded my expectations.

He is in nooo way worst than Bush, by the time Bush leave office America was burning literally ref 911, and we were on the edge of imminent economic collapse, yes he went beyond Bush in terms of internal spying, and killing A--rabs or Muslims illegally , but he ain't Bush-Cheney.
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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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Amazing how if someone tells there views on our President Obama and they are negative how many posters here from every country but the USA will step in on his defense...of course , they have no skin in the game....Truly thought provoking.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:30 PM
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After reading the article, I couldn't see Obama's name mentioned. Exactly what did he do? Did he design a more efficient fuel injection system? Did he come up with a radical change to yesterday's catalytic converters? Did he re-write the software for the car's computer? Was he working on the assembly line?

Why is Obama getting credit for more fuel efficient cars?



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:34 PM
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The CAFE standards covering vehicles made between 2012 and 2025 are projected to save 12 billion barrels of oil, cut 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases and save drivers more than $8,000 in fuel costs, according to the EPA. 

So $8,000 worth of gasoline per person over 14 years.
I wonder how they came up with the 12 billion barrels of oil figure?
Ten years of projection to factor into that. A recession, depression or WW3 could screw those figures up.
Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich had a projected balanced budget too. Didn't happen.


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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 06:36 PM
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Is this the best they can do for Obama?

He didn't build this.

The auto standards are set up years in advance by engineers.

All Obama did was take advice based on projected scenarios as they became practicable and economically feasible.

Somebody else built that as Obama once said.

I doubt Obama knows the difference between a spark plug and a piston.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:22 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Is this the best they can do for Obama?

He didn't build this.

The auto standards are set up years in advance by engineers.

All Obama did was take advice based on projected scenarios as they became practicable and economically feasible.

Somebody else built that as Obama once said.

I doubt Obama knows the difference between a spark plug and a piston.



And that's what a leader is supposed to do, listen to folks who have the expertise in their various fields and tell the ones with the better advice to go fwd not put them on ignore, like the presidential hopefuls swear to do.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:25 PM
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Sure is , So Many People OUT OF Work that the Roads are Thin with Cars Nowadays .........

Thanks OBAMMI ! ..............

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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Spider879

Sure is , So Many People OUT OF Work that the Roads are Thin with Cars Nowadays .........

Thanks OBAMMI ! ..............

Agreed many people are still out of work or working at sucky-jobs, but even there it's not all brim stone and fire.

US Unemployment Rate Steady at 5.5%

The jobless rate held at 5.5 percent in March, the same as in February and the lowest in nearly 7 years. The number of unemployed persons was little changed at 8.6 million.

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (5.1 percent), adult women (4.9 percent), teenagers (17.5 percent), whites (4.7 percent), blacks (10.1 percent), Asians (3.2 percent), and Hispanics (6.8 percent) showed little or no change in March.

Among the unemployed, the number of new entrants decreased by 157,000 in March and is down by 342,000 over the year. Unemployed new entrants are those who never previously worked.

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 2.6 million in March. These individuals accounted for 29.8 percent of the unemployed. Over the past 12 months, the number of long-term unemployed has declined by 1.1 million.
www.tradingeconomics.com...

If you are Black or Hispanic then it sucs even more.
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posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 07:58 PM
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I doubt Obama knows the difference between a spark plug and a piston.


Sure he does. He heard about it on the news.



posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: Spider879

Could it also be that people are driving less? The only reason I drive everyday is because I still have a job to go to.



ETA: Someone beat me to it!




Sure is , So Many People OUT OF Work that the Roads are Thin with Cars Nowadays .........

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