- The Washington Times - Friday, June 5, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Your editorial last week (“Small cars kill,” Opinion, Sunday) was unduly cynical about the impact of the new miles-per-gallon regulations for cars. The updated standards, which President Obama announced on May 19, can be met using technologies that can be applied to any vehicle, regardless of size. Furthermore, the new standards actually discourage automakers from making smaller cars as a method to comply because the standards vary by size of the vehicle. The standards also will cut our dangerous dependence on oil, save consumers money, and create clean energy jobs without sacrificing safety.

ROLAND HWANG

Vehicles policy director

Natural Resources Defense Council

San Francisco

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