Aug. 28 was a very big day for Ohio's environment. That's when the Obama administration finalized the historic clean car standards mentioned in "Alliance hails higher mileage standards" that will slash pollution and oil use in Ohio and nationwide.
In fact, a recent analysis projects that by 2030 in Ohio alone, the standards will cut carbon pollution from vehicles by 7.4 million metric tons-the equivalent of the annual pollution of 1.1 million of today's vehicles-and save 635 million gallons of fuel.
After a year in which Ohio and much of the country has suffered through record temperatures, devastating drought and other extreme weather that scientists link to global warming, Ohioans will be glad to hear the Obama administration's clean car standards represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to tackle global warming, and end our addiction to oil.
Craig Gibson, field organizer,