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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    "Raising fuel economy by 10 miles per gallon nationwide will deliver real benefits. The Union of Concerned Scientists, for example, estimates that it will save 1.1 million barrels of oil per day in 2020--about half of what the United States imports from the Persian Gulf."

    The New CAFE Standards - Technology Review
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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Arguing against the benefit of these regulations has little merit when the companies themselves supported them as I cited earlier. This is something which all Americans should be able to agree on in principal. If you don't like government involvement thats one thing, but arguing the economics, ability of the industry, and the necessity of this is not debatable.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyersfan314 View Post
    Arguing against the benefit of these regulations has little merit when the companies themselves supported them as I cited earlier. This is something which all Americans should be able to agree on in principal. If you don't like government involvement thats one thing, but arguing the economics, ability of the industry, and the necessity of this is not debatable.
    Agreed, but some people are low slearners.
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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Teilhard View Post
    This is one of the best ideas I've seen yet. I've yet to figure out why I have to take my poor little Prius in every 6 mos to have it's emissions checked whlle being run over on the way there by an 18 wheeler belching more diesel fumes than Saudi Arabia

    And PLEASE stop with the "trucks move America" business. Trains get 486 mpg on tracks they maintain themselves, everything that removes trucks from the roads and puts it back on rails will save us fuel. Where I live they built an Allison Chalmers plant about 10 years ago. Great idea, huge factory, mucho jobs, but placed 10 feet from a RR track they decided to have no RR spur, opting instead to debouch some 100 big trucks daily into the thousands of cars arriving/leaving 24/7 on a TWO LANE ROAD
    Trains get 486MPG? You have a link for that?????

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Sorry if double post, still getting used to forum, please excuse and remove, thank you.

    UP: Union Pacific Saves Fuel While Increasing Efficiency

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Agreed, but some people are low slearners.
    Conservatives will choose the option that hurts the economy purely out of spite when liberals are supporting the other option.
    (see also: light bulb regulations and how they come up with retroactive reasoning in a desperate attempt to support their decision to OPPOSE LIBRULS AT ALL COST)
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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    "Raising fuel economy by 10 miles per gallon nationwide will deliver real benefits. The Union of Concerned Scientists, for example, estimates that it will save 1.1 million barrels of oil per day in 2020--about half of what the United States imports from the Persian Gulf."
    The New CAFE Standards - Technology Review
    Well heck! Lets raise it 20MPG! Imagne how much we'd save then!

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Well heck! Lets raise it 20MPG! Imagne how much we'd save then!
    so you are against cafe standards. got it.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Well heck! Lets raise it 20MPG! Imagne how much we'd save then!
    Well heck! Let's use pedal powered cars! Imagine how much we would save then!



    And it would help cure the country's obesity problem at the same time!

    Peddle-power to the people!!!
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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Well heck! Lets raise it 20MPG! Imagne how much we'd save then!
    You support smaller government, does that mean you support anarchy? That's the smallest government you can get!

    Try not to extrapolate peoples' views, it's almost always incorrect to do so.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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