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LCV Statement on First-Ever Truck Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or

August 9, 2011  

WASHINGTON - Today, the Obama administration finalized the first-ever fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks sold in the model years 2014 to 2018.

League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

"We strongly applaud the administration's continued leadership on efforts to increase fuel efficiency and curb global warming pollution. Following President Obama's historic clean cars announcement last month, this action represents yet another important step toward transforming our nation's energy policies, rebuilding our struggling economy and protecting the planet for future generations.

These new truck standards will reduce our dangerous dependence on oil and clean up our air, while creating much-needed jobs and saving drivers money at the pump."


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