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League of Conservation Voters Statement in Support of Markey-Platts Fuel Economy Bill

Contact: Kristin Lee, (202) 785-8683 or March 13, 2007  

League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement in reaction to the bipartisan Markey-Platts legislation introduced today to significantly increase fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks:        

"We applaud Representatives Markey and Platts for their leadership in working to increase fuel economy standards and help address global warming.


This is a win-win proposal: not only will it save consumers money by making their cars go further on a gallon of gas, but it will also significantly reduce global warming pollution and our dependence on oil.


Last November, voters sent Washington a clear message for change.  Part of that change was a new direction in our nation's energy policy.  By increasing fuel economy, this legislation is an important step toward energy independence and a clean energy future.


We look forward to working with Representatives Markey and Platts to help pass this bill."

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