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Last answered 1 year ago
Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 30, 2014. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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In President Obama's January 28th State of The Union address he announced that he would issue an executive order to double the average fuel efficiency of cars and trucks by 2025. By raising the standards administration officials estimate that Americans will reduce their annual consumption of oil by 12 billion barrels and save them $1.7 trillion in fuel costs. Opponents say that automakers will have to absorb enormous costs to make their cars and trucks meet the standards and consumers will ultimately bear the cost due to the higher retail prices of new automobiles. Thirteen major automakers have spoken in support of the rule which will be subject to a cost review in 2020. If automakers are not yet near the standards at that time the mileage could be reduced to match their capabilities. See recent fuel efficiency news
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Trains are more efficient for commercial mass transit of goods. Reducing the number of trucks used by increasing rail transit is better. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Chicago, IL
Confusing answers. Does no mean alternative fuel? I think all trucks should run on alt fuels. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Wamego, KS
If it makes economic sense and leads to good results. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Chevy Chase, MD
That depends on what the incentives are. It should provide incentives for everyone to do that. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Santa Barbara, CA
Natural Gas and alternative fuels sound great, but the full impact of those other sources should also be examined through their entire custody chain. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Pasadena, CA
I can not answer this, I do not understand this subject well enouph. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Perrysburg, OH
This is a good idea, but often, gasoline and diesel are the most power-efficient fuel resources, and are better for the high-capacity needs of the transport and freight industry. Unless sufficient technology is introduced, it may be irrelevant. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Santa Barbara, CA
Less reliance on natural gas and subsidize alternative fuels as well as research on alternative fuels and the safety/hazards of fracking. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Sacramento, CA
Companies should want to develop those technologies in foresight and anticipation saving money on gas and protecting environment. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Wylie, TX
The US should provide incentives for alternate modes of transportation, such as rail. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Watertown, NY
There should be incentives to creating more fuel efficient vehicles, but Obama's plan is so far out there that it's laughable. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Shorewood, IL
That would depend on a number of factors including, but not limited to, determining how much of a subsidy or tax break it would take to have a meaningful impact; remembering that no decision of this sort is made in a vacuum. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Snohomish, WA
Incentives should be provided for less pollution, not targeting any particular industry. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Nashville, TN