Congressman Mike Quigley, Pew Environment Group, Argonne Researches to Discuss Benefits of Newly Enacted Fuel Efficiency Standards

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This week the Obama Administration announced new standards that will increase fuel economy to 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025. When combined with previous standards set by the Administration, this move will nearly double the fuel efficiency for new vehicles. Nationally, the new standards will save consumers more than $1.7 trillion at the gas pump and reduce oil consumption by 12 billion barrels. And in Illinois, it could mean up to 21,000 new jobs by 2030 and nearly $3,000 in fuel savings.

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These fuel standards represent the single most important step we've ever taken to reduce our dependence on foreign oil

WHAT:
Press conference to discuss the economic and environmental benefits of newly announced fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks

WHEN:
Thursday, August 30
11:00 AM

WHERE:
Grossinger City Autoplex, 1530 N. Dayton, Chicago, IL 60642

WHO:
Congressman Mike Quigley

Mike Duoba, Principle Investigator, Advanced Powertrain Research Facility, Argonne National Laboratory

State Representative Ann Williams

Brian Weinberg, General Manager, Grossinger City Autoplex

Jeff Riley, Pew Environment Group, Illinois

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