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Will average auto fuel efficiency standards increase to 54.5 mpg?

08/03/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Last Friday, the Obama administration announced proposed fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and trucks should be 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The standards will be phased in.

Our guest is Melissa Meehan Baldwin. She's the Florida climate organizer for the Florida Conservation Alliance, which is the Florida affiliate of the League of Conservation Voters.

We took calls about the proposed CAFE standards, Congress' Transportation Reauthorization Bi...

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Obama proposes nuclear as one way to reduce dependence on imported oil listen

03/30/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Seeking to show the public he understands the burden of rising gas prices, President Barack Obama set an ambitious goal of reducing U.S. oil imports by one-third by 2025, and vowed to break through the political gridlock that has stymied similar initiatives for decades.

Obama touted a series of initiatives - some new, but many he's previously announced - that he said would boost domestic oil production, increase the use of biofuels and natural gas, and make vehicles more energy efficient. ...

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Environmental groups support 60 mpg standard for autos listen

09/23/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Sixty miles per gallon. Only a handful of mass-produced car models are that fuel efficient. But an analysis released today by Environment Florida explores how setting standards that high could be beneficial for the state’s economy and environment. Sarah Bucci is their federal field associate.

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