Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016.
Obama said helping these vehicles use less fuel would have the triple benefit of making the U.S. less dependent on imported oil, keeping more money in consumer pockets and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.
“It’s not just a win-win. It’s a win, win, win,” Obama said at a distribution center for Safeway in Upper Marlboro, Md., where he was flanked by two delivery trucks. “You got three wins.”
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