Should the government regulate the fuel economy of automakers?

Since 1975 there have been CAFE standards for automakers in America. These charge vehicle manufacturers a fine if they do not meet the goals.

These goals require manufacturers to downsize their cars in order to make them more fuel efficient at the expense of the safety of cars.

One of the reasons these standards were set was to decrease air pollution. Even though these standards were placed on cars, there has yet to be any significant push away from fossil fuels in power plants. Most of the power plants in the U.S. burn fossil fuels to produce electricity.

Do you think that CAFE standards should be regulated by the government or do you think the government should be focusing on other problems to decrease our carbon footprint?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Yes. Dependence on foreign petroleum is clearly a national security issue. Nothing is more appropriate for government involvement than our security.

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  • 9 years ago

    YES, The nation is more important than profit

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