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The June 12 guest column by Marita K. Noon titled “Hypocrisy that knows no bounds” should have been a paid advertisement by Big Oil. I suspect that she was not driven to her keyboard in response to President Obama’s comments about the CAFÉ Standards (auto fuel efficiency standards), but by her funders of Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy, a nonprofit organization advocating for citizens rights to energy freedom.
Ms. Noon does not seem to get it that most SUV and truck owners would be happy to have more fuel efficient models. I own an SUV and a truck, because I need to haul stuff in both of them, and I have wished for years that the government would mandate better fuel efficiency for these gas guzzlers.
I am delighted that new CAFÉ Standards are being mandated. If the new standards are going to be so restrictive, as Ms. Noon states, then why have Ford, GM, and Chrysler “tanked” under the old standards? Because the public has spoken at the ballot box and at auto dealerships, for better fuel efficiency.