Sen. Boxer: Big oil blocking fuel economy standards

By David Edwards
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 8:38 EDT
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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski talked with Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) blamed “the auto industry teamed up with big oil” for a lack of increased fuel economy standatds.

Boxer said that lobbying efforts funded by big oil companies and car manufacturers are responsible for blocking legislation that would increase the average miles per gallon requirements for cars sold in the U.S.

Boxer believes that technology allowing higher fuel economy standards already exists. Boxer told Joe Scarborough, “The technologies are here. I mean, I’m driving a hybrid, we get over 50 miles per gallon. They have now the plug-in hybrid which is going to get 150 gallon miles a gallon.”

This video is from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, broadcast June 11, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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