Purchase Options Lessen Need for Fuel Efficiency Mandates

Purchase Options Lessen Need for Fuel Efficiency Mandates
May 17, 2007

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)

Dear Editor:

Regarding “Big fuel economy face-off looming” (May 9), why should I care what my neighbor drives? If I want to buy a car that gets 35 miles per gallon, I have plenty of options already available. Instead of passing fuel economy mandates, Congress should pass a law forbidding anybody who owns a vehicle that gets less than 35 miles per gallon from griping about the issue.

James M. Taylor (taylor@heartland.org) is senior fellow for environment affairs at The Heartland Institute.

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)