Associated Press policy Q&A: on Energy & Oil


Al Sharpton: Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 33, and 25 for SUVs

Q: Would you increase the required automobile fleet average of 27.5 mpg; and SUVs and pickups averaging 20.7 mpg?

A: They should go up to at least 33 on vehicles and up to 24 to 25 with SUVs.

Source: Associated Press policy Q&A, "Fuel Efficiency"

Dennis Kucinich: Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 45, and 40 for SUVs

Q: Would you increase the required automobile fleet average of 27.5 mpg; and SUVs and pickups averaging 20.7 mpg?

A: The technology already exists to make light trucks that achieve 40 mpg and cars 45 mpg, and I will establish those standards as one early step in a major shift away from the use of fossil fuels.

Source: Associated Press policy Q&A, "Fuel Efficiency"

Howard Dean: Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 37.5, including SUVs

Q: Would you increase the required automobile fleet average of 27.5 mpg; and SUVs and pickups averaging 20.7 mpg?

A: I support an across-the-board corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard of 37.5 mpg by 2015. This would apply to all passenger vehicles, and would require a closing of the SUV loophole.

Source: Associated Press policy Q&A, "Fuel Efficiency"

John Edwards: Supports real increases in CAFE standards

Q: Would you increase the required automobile fleet average of 27.5 mpg; and SUVs and pickups averaging 20.7 mpg?

A: I support real increases in CAFE standards. As we implement those increases, we must also invest far more in fuel-efficiency technology

Source: Associated Press policy Q&A, "Fuel Efficiency"

John Kerry: Raise CAFE standard to 36 mpg by 2015

Q: Would you increase the required automobile fleet average of 27.5 mpg; and SUVs and pickups averaging 20.7 mpg?

A: I support updating CAFE standards to 36 miles per gallon by 2015. This proposal will reduce America's dependence on oil by saving 2 million barrels of oil per day -- almost as much as we currently import from the Persian Gulf. It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, smog and ozone pollution.

Source: Associated Press policy Q&A, "Fuel Efficiency"

Joseph Lieberman: Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 40, including SUVs

Q: Would you increase the required automobile fleet average of 27.5 mpg; and SUVs and pickups averaging 20.7 mpg?

A: My 'Declaration of Energy Independence' calls for CAFE standards to be set at a level that will save 2 million barrels of oil per day by 2015. According to estimates provided during last year's energy debate, this would require CAFE standards to be raised to 40 miles per gallon. In addition, the fuel efficiency standards should apply to SUVs as well as to passenger automobiles.

Source: Associated Press policy Q&A, "Fuel Efficiency"

Wesley Clark: Raise CAFE standards after consulting with experts

Q: Would you increase the required automobile fleet average of 27.5 mpg; & SUVs & pickups averaging 20.7 mpg?

A: We now have the technology to make cars and SUVs that go twice as far on a gallon of gas by using more efficient engines and transmissions, including hybrid cars that use both gasoline and an electric motor. In consultation with scientists, environmental groups, & industry, I will set new standards to raise the fuel economy and reduce the emissions of cars, SUVs, and light trucks.

Source: Associated Press policy Q&A, "Fuel Efficiency"

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