For Immediate Release: 18 July 2016
Contact: Sydney Tate,

Truman Center Statement on EPA and NHTSA’s Technical Assessment Report 

Washington, DC – In response to EPA and NHTSA’s release of a technical assessment report kicking off the midterm review of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, Justin Ford, U.S. Army Veteran and Director of Operation Free, issued the following statement:

“The veterans and national security experts of Operation Free know that improving national fuel-economy standards will make our nation stronger. By reducing our dependence on oil and combating climate change, we can make America safer and keep more of our men and women in uniform out of harm’s way.”

“When our vehicles travel further on each gallon of gas, less of our money is funneled to countries that don’t share our values and more of our resources stay here at home to be invested in the growing clean energy economy. America’s auto industry has already shown the ability to out-innovate the rest of the world—that’s exactly why we need to stay the course and continue to implement these standards.”