Friday, December 21, 2007

Pete Sessions Votes for Raising CAFE Standards!

In a break with big polluting apologists Sam Johnson and Joe "Smokey Joe" Barton, Pete Sessions voted with the majority to "raise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020."

While I'm glad pleased to see the House--and my Congressman--take a stand on fuel efficiency, I have one question for everyone who voted for this bill: Can't we do better? I mean, I'm getting 35 mpg now, in my fuel efficient economy car. By 2020, shouldn't we have flying cars? Okay, maybe that's too outrageous, but where's the ambition, people? By 2020, I hope we're free from the 100-year-old internal combustion engine technology that we're stuck with today, and running our cars on electricity, hydrogen--anything but gas. By 2020, I'd sure like to have solar panels on the roof of my house, generating free electricity for my car.

But, anyway, here's the article from
On Agreeing to Senate Adt to House Adt to Senate
House Roll Call No. 1177
110th Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 314-100 (see complete tally)

The House agreed to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 6, to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government, by a yea-and-nay vote of 314 yeas to 100 nays, Roll No. 1177.
Pete Sessions votes yes to 35 mpg by 2020! Dream big, Pete.

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