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Energy Policy

RFF's Phil Sharp weighs potential changes to federal fuel economy rules

With high gasoline prices a top-tier issue, members of Congress are pushing for legislation that would give the Transportation Department new authority to change the corporate average fuel economy program. Will this bill actually result in cars and trucks that get more miles to the gallon? What flaws and loopholes in the current program need be addressed? And how will struggling domestic automakers be affected? During today's OnPoint, Resources for the Future President Phil Sharp answers these questions and also explains the political difficulties involved in the fuel economy debate.