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AddGreenlings: What's a light-duty truck, and why should we care?

What's a light-duty truck, and why should we care?

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AddWhite House may increase CAFE for SUVs

In a December 6 White House press briefing, press secretary Dana Perino said the White House has a proposal for a new increase in the CAFE standard for light trucks and SUVs. The president has full control of the CAFE standard for light trucks (which includes SUVs but not passenger cars) and has used it twice in his administration. The news of a proposed, third change in SUV CAFE came in a response to a question on the support for the compromise reached on CAFE two weeks ago. As we reported, the

AddThe Ohio State University studies the impact on our air from light trucks, SUVs and minivans

We often write about the problems associated with the huge numbers of light trucks, SUV's and minivans here in America. It's true: The highest volume of vehicles sold are trucks like the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram, Nissan Titan and now the new Toyota Tundra. Minivans are still pretty good sellers too, and Chrysler is just now rolling out their redesigned models. But, a recent study by The Ohio State University found that the tailpipe emissions from these vehicles is only about a half

AddStates to Bush: Too soft on trucks

The Washington Post reports nine U.S. states are suing the administration of George W. Bush for being too soft on future fuel economy standards. The lawsuit calls it unconscionable that the Bush administration is not requiring greater fuel economy for light trucks. The 1.9 mile-per-gallon increase is considered to be insufficient to curb our energy use in a significant way. In addition, it seems a couple of loopholes have snuck in with this tightening fuel economy standard that could “crea

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