Raising Mpg Standards, Part 1: Morris is Not Persuasive in His Claim That Cafe Works

Michael Giberson At the Freakonomics blog, transportation scholar Eric Morris favors President Obama’s recent deal to dramatically raise CAFE standards (Corporate Automobile Fuel Economy standards) by 2025. A gasoline tax would be far superior public policy, he said, but it won’t work politically. Because he thinks CAFE standards do work, technically and politically, he said … More Raising Mpg Standards, Part 1: Morris is Not Persuasive in His Claim That Cafe Works

Gasoline Taxes and Cafe Regulations

Michael Giberson Most of the current 18.4 cents per gallon federal gasoline tax is set to expire at the end of September, and there are some indications that it may become the occasion for the next big political fight in Congress. See Politico and Platts for background. Grover Nordquist, of Americans for Tax Reform, says … More Gasoline Taxes and Cafe Regulations