Remember? Seventeen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia: the country that provides a huge portion of our oil imports and is a literal breeding ground for Wahhabi extremism.
Amount of U.S. oil used to run vehicles: 7.3 mbd or 43 percent. (Doubling our vehicle efficiency would therefore reduce our oil consumption by 3.6 mbd -- and we import only 2 mbd from the entire Middle East.)
Average miles per gallon of all U.S. cars in 1973: 13. Average mpg of all U.S. cars in 1985: 20. Average mpg of the most efficient cars currently on the market: over 40. Average mpg of the Toyota prototype AXV: 98.Obvious solutions to our problems are out there -- but our government (both Repubs and Dems) don't want to rock the boat and put us on a course to energy independence... This is criminal. They'd rather see us dealing with Middle Eastern governments to buy oil for Hummer's than mandate strict fuel economy standards...
Vote them ALL out of office this Nov.