15 governors call on Obama to adopt "sensible" fuel economy standards 

Fifteen Republican governors have sent a letter urging the Obama administration not to enact draconian new fuel economy standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are expected to release new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards in September. The Obama administration has already issued guidance suggesting that the new rules would require vehicles to average as much as 62 miles per gallon by 2025, though 56 miles per gallon is more likely.

This absurd standard would mean the average car would have to get mileage higher than the 50 mpg Toyota’s Prius does now, driving up the cost of automobiles, and limiting consumer choice. 

The 15 governors, including Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, urging a "sensible" approach that does not "pick winners and losers."

You can read the letter with all the signatures here.

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