A row of red trucks owned by a transport company is shown in this Aug. 20, 2011 photo. (Photo by dave_7 via Flikr)

Why Obama’s New Fuel Standards For Big Trucks Matter

President Obama is announcing plans on Tuesday for improved fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, which comprise four percent of registered vehicles but are responsible for nearly a quarter of fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. In 2011, the transportation sector accounted for around 28 percent of the countries’ greenhouse gases (GHGs) […]