Finalizing One Fuel Economy Increase, Government Prepares For The Next

The Obama administration finalized long-anticipated fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks Thursday. But this week it also was handed tools to begin setting standards for the first time for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation set final higher standards for fuel economy for … Continue reading

With So Much Pledged, Haiti Relief Offers ‘A Great Opportunity To Do Things Differently’

Saying “the devastated island nation has become a textbook example of the need to reform an outdated U.S. foreign assistance system,” a prominent anti-hunger organization put forward recommendations to make the most of the $1.15 billion the United States committed Wednesday to rebuild Haiti which sound similar themes as expressed … Continue reading