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Obama orders up new mileage standards for big rigs
The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 02/18/2014 10:32:02 AM PST by jazusamo

Linking increased fuel economy to the larger issue of economic growth, President Obama on Tuesday directed his administration to write new rules to improve mileage for the nation’s big-rig trucks.

Mr. Obama made the announcement during a speech at a suburban Maryland Safeway distribution center and cast it as the latest move in his so-called “year of action,” a time he’ll act without Congress wherever possible.

“Improving gas mileage for these trucks is going to drive down our oil imports even further,” Mr. Obama said. “That reduces carbon pollution even more, cuts down on businesses’ fuel costs, which should pay off in lower prices for consumers. So it’s not just a win-win. It’s a win-win-win.”

The president added, “The economy is growing. We’re creating jobs. We’re generating more clean energy. We’re cutting our dependence on foreign oil. We’re pumping out less dangerous carbon pollution. If we keep going down this road then we’re going to have a future full of good-paying jobs.”

Under current federal standards, medium and heavy-duty trucks must reduce their fuel consumption by 10 percent to 20 percent by 2018. The president’s new proposal — which won’t be finalized until 2016 — will set even more ambitious goals the trucking industry much achieve in the years after 2018.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: climatechange; co2; diesel; emissions; energy; fuel; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenenergy; mileagestandards; obama; subsidies; taxcredit; trucks
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To: jazusamo

How about new mileage standards for Air Force One?


101 posted on 02/18/2014 12:15:32 PM PST by Durbin
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To: jazusamo
Why doesn't he just rule trucks be run exclusively by solar and battery power and decree all the outside surfaces be made of solar panels? If it gets cloudy or night time they can just park it.

Think of how much CO2 we'll prevent and there won't be any more of those nasty diesel fumes!

102 posted on 02/18/2014 12:17:04 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: jazusamo

How quickly would I hear a loud knock on my door if I suggested that this problem could be solved by ‘Dark Energy’ so long as the vehicle was built with ‘Dark Matter’?


103 posted on 02/18/2014 12:18:17 PM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: jazusamo

Obama: America is my frog and when I say jump, it hops!


104 posted on 02/18/2014 12:53:45 PM PST by servo1969
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To: jazusamo

BHO is a dolt. May God have mercy and deliver this nation.


105 posted on 02/18/2014 1:25:44 PM PST by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: jazusamo

Take Ethanol out of gasoline. We would all be getting better mileage.


106 posted on 02/18/2014 1:29:01 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The biggest gains recently have been in “automated” computer controlled transmissions , aerodynamic aids (under the trailer), superwide single tires to replace tandems and driver comfort systems that don’t require the engine to idle.

I used to get 7.2==>7.5 mpg with a 425hp cat/9spd Peterbilt...

A “locomotive” powertrain ,, big electric motors with a mid sized diesel generator would save fuel ... can it be done without adding too much weight?


107 posted on 02/18/2014 1:47:04 PM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: jazusamo

108 posted on 02/18/2014 1:56:19 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Stingray51
There you have it......

If projected across the fleet, the rule is likely already behind the times and is for getting his base into ass kissing with glee mode.

The natrual gas for big rigs is deployed all across the country interstates

109 posted on 02/18/2014 1:58:06 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Cyber Liberty
Sure would be simpler if he’d just decree the tides to stay out.

Why doesn't he just decree that all roads shall go downhill to cut fuel consumption?

110 posted on 02/18/2014 2:16:29 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I think he just did that with the “healthcare” thingee....


111 posted on 02/18/2014 2:43:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Gay State Conservative
Seems to me that they could improve the mileage of big rigs either by tweeking the engines or the transmissions.


Like Hillary said: 'businesses can always cut costs'. /sarc
112 posted on 02/18/2014 2:53:49 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: jazusamo

Democrat Donor Warren Buffet owns trains. I can see why Democrats want to harm truckers.


113 posted on 02/18/2014 3:52:39 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: jazusamo

Mileage dropped every time we reduced sulfur content.

Mileage further dropped on the low emission laws due to having multiple injections of fuel during each engine cycle. I know there are engines running a pre-injection, the normal power one, and then one during the exhaust cycle.


114 posted on 02/18/2014 7:30:02 PM PST by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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115 posted on 02/18/2014 7:53:56 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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Mr. Obama made the announcement during a speech at a suburban Maryland Safeway distribution center and cast it as the latest move in his so-called “year of action,” a time he’ll act without Congress wherever possible.

Maryland: the perfect state for 0bama to announce his crap.

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116 posted on 02/18/2014 8:01:44 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: jazusamo

Nearly all of his decree takes place long after he’s gone.


117 posted on 02/19/2014 8:46:08 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

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118 posted on 02/19/2014 10:58:48 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

Only when they are passing another slower truck on the upgrade of course.


119 posted on 02/19/2014 11:01:41 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: C210N

Good one.


120 posted on 02/19/2014 11:03:44 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


121 posted on 02/20/2014 9:02:13 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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