Sign in to follow this  
Camino LS6

Want to get Congress to see reason?

9 posts in this topic

My post over there:

As the owner of a small business which requires the use of light-duty trucks to operate, as well as an auto enthusiast, I strongly oppose the ill-conceived legislation pending which unrealistically increases fuel economy standards.

Mandates like this are myopic and reactionary and ignore both the issue of feasibility and the negative side effects. Legislators should resist the knee-jerk tendency to use mandates and regulations to address our energy needs in this country. Rather, they should incentivise the push toward alternative fuels and propulsion technologies.

C.A.F.E. is all the example required to see how such regulation is doomed to failure. Unintended consequences are the legacy of such action along with the failure to attain the results desired. A far better approach would be to encourage the inventiveness of the American people, free their creativity, and support such endeavors economically if positive results are the goal. Please don't lean on the failed strategies of the past.

Opportunities abound in all areas of energy supply and consumption to increase our efficiency and energy independence. However, we will never conserve our way out of the current situation. As a matter of national security I urge you to think beyond the existing parameters and make alternative energies the main priority.

The last thing we need to do is to encumber our dwindling manufacturing base with any further draconian restrictions and our citizens with any more social engineering. A free nation is at its most innovative when allowed the latitude to create independent solutions. Encourage those.

Freedom always trumps regulation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone who does not wish to see CAFE standards increased should also lobby their Congressman and Senator to allow more drilling in Alaska and offshore and to allow more construction of refineries. If Americans are to continue driving trucks, SUV's, and larger cars, the oil has to come from somewhere.

Edited by ehaase

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone who does not wish to see CAFE standards increased should also lobby their Congressman and Senator to allow more drilling in Alaska and offshore and to allow more construction of refineries. If Americans are to continue driving trucks, SUV's, and larger cars, the oil has to come from somewhere.

oil supply isn't the problem causing the current run up in fuel costs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even Arlen? :P

Yes, even Arlen. In fact, his automated response was the first to arrive in my mailbox. We'll see if any of them make a real response (on topic instead of form letter).

I'll post any that I get.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is excellent I think we should push for economy but it should come about by demand of the cosumers and also the manufactors. If people want to drive 15mpg Tundra's (wink wink) let them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoticons maximum are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this