Lisa Jackson's EPA Legacy

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  • Black and Green
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Green: The New Black
  • Stop Right There
  • Cleaner Air
  • Action Jackson
  • Power Plant Emissions
  • Oil and Gas Sites

Fuel Efficiency

Thanks to Jackson, the term "gas guzzler" may be a thing of the past. Under her leadership, the EPA successfully negotiated fuel-efficiency standards with automakers. The new standards mandate that 2025 model year cars and trucks have to have a fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon. They're also an incentive to develop electric vehicles.
 
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