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New Fuel Economy Standards Could Save Money for NH Drivers

June 11, 2007

Concord, NH - With gas prices in New Hampshire hovering around three dollars a gallon, the U.S. Senate will consider an increase in fuel economy standards this week. Opponents say it will be too hard to meet the proposed standards, but Deron Lovaas with the National Resources Defense Council says the old fuel economy laws have not kept up with modern engineering.

“It's been decades since we've put in place a robust boost in fuel economy standards and it is high time we did that.”

The standards adopted in 1975 call for passenger cars to get an average of 27 miles per gallon. Environmentalists want a target of 35 miles per gallon for all cars, light trucks, and SUVs by 2020.

Jan Pendlebury of NH Global Warming says without the change, prices will rise, not only for gasoline, but also for all the products that depend on it for production and shipping.

“This is only one product. We're going to see more and more of our products shrink and become more expensive.”

John Robinson/Eric Mack, Public News Service - NH