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Why Freezing Fuel Economy Standards is Good for Safety and Choice (Guest: Marlo Lewis)

August 7, 2018

Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says that federal fuel economy standards have stolen choice from consumers and heightened safety risks.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to freeze fuel economy standards through 2026 will protect lives and save billions of dollars while upholding consumer choice. These standards did not improve America's energy security as promised, but instead have resulted in thousands of avoidable deaths and limited consumer's choice of vehicles. Fuel economy standards are an expensive, ineffective way to fight climate change.

Author
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org