Skip to comments.Obamamobiles may kill Americans 'faster than Iraqi war'
Posted on 05/22/2009 3:11:56 AM PDT by Man50D
The Obama administration has announced an executive decision to raise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, standards to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, four years ahead of the deadline originally set by the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007.
And that could mean danger for many Americans.
Moreover, by advancing by four years the date for the 35.5 mpg CAFÉ standard to be met, Obama is trying to outdo Jimmy Carter in a move that runs the risk of having his administration being characterized as "Jimmy Carter II."
The government move to dictate small cars for the U.S. consumer traces back to the Arab oil embargo and the attempt by Carter to conserve oil by imposing fuel efficiency goals for all vehicles sold in the U.S. market.
On his website, GreenHellBlog.com, Milloy used National Academy of Sciences data to argue the mileage standards will cause around 2,000 highway deaths per year, approximately five new fatalities per day.
By comparison, since 2003, the Iraqi War has caused 4,299 U.S. military deaths.
As additional evidence, Milloy noted National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that every 100-pound reduction in the weight of small cars increases annual traffic facilities by as many as 715.
(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...
Where's mah Nobel!
Automobiles of today kill more per month than all the deaths in Iraq since the start.
“...and they drove with pride...”
Go piss up a rope!
At least they missed the baby duck.
Now, why would you post that? I wrote, "Thanks for setting me straight." Nothing else was said.
“Now, why would you post that? “
for thr crap you wrote in #11.
Oh, okay. I am careful about how I respond to people on here...and really, anywhere else for that matter. It is becoming important to maintain control in personal communication to a specific person. Have a nice day.
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