1. use corrupted science and compliant media
2. get crowd behind man made global warming
3. keep Americans in cars, but more efficient, less emissions
4. drive down price of oil globally since Americans use less
5. add 2 billion more "Americans" in China and India
The vehicle emissions standards will be phased in starting with the 2012 model year, raising fuel economy to an average 35.5 miles per gallon by the time the 2016 models are ready -- up 42 percent from the current 25 miles per gallon.
Lower U.S. gasoline consumption could make more crude supplies available in the world market, which in turn could put downward pressure on oil prices.
Phil Flynn, an analyst with PFGBest Research in Chicago, said the new standards will definitely lower U.S. oil demand, but that could be offset with higher fuel use in other countries.
"We can save it here, but are these cars going to be marketable in China, where all the demand growth is going to come from?" he asked.
The rules follow an EPA finding that greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles contribute to air pollution, a danger to public health.