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The Mounting Dangers of the CAFE Mileage Standards

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Publication Date: October 1988

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James L. Gattuso; Kent Jeffreys

Topic: Energy (Fuels)
Manufacturing and industry (Automotive industry)

Keywords: Energy and environment

Type: Report


U.S. dependence on foreign sources of oil is a serious concern. CAFE standards, however, are not an effective method of addressing the problem. CAFE saves a minuscule fraction of U.S. oil consumption at an enormous cost: And policy makers should explore alternative methods for decreasing America's dependence on foreign oil.