The following is a statement from Pam Solo, president, Civil Society Institute, which created 40mpg.org:
“Welcome to 40mpg.org!
We invite you to join us in working to make 40 miles per gallon the standard for all automobiles in the United States. The benefits are obvious: we reduce dependence on Middle Eastern oil, making us more secure; we lower the carbon emissions into the atmosphere that contribute to global warming; and we put America’s technology community to work on these important problems, creating jobs, ensuring that the U.S. leads in the development and sale of new technologies.
Greater fuel efficiency just makes sense. It is technologically possible. The benefits are obvious. The obstacles can be overcome. Politicians need to know voters want it. Automakers need to hear from consumers directly.