Purchase Options Lessen Need for Fuel Efficiency Mandates

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

James M. Taylor, J.D.

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, J.D.

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