The Mounting Dangers of the CAFE Mileage Standards

Publication Date: October 1988

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

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

Research Area: Energy; Manufacturing and 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.