E&E Legal signed on to a letter coordinated by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) to Heidi King, Deputy Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in support of the NHTSA proposed CAFE standards. The letter begins:
Our organizations endorse good governance through policies that promote free markets and enable consumer choice. In that light, we write today in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for model year 2022-2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for light-duty vehicles.
The CAFE program was established in 1975 during a time of grave national concern over fuel scarcity and American reliance on imported energy. When Congress enacted the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, it certainly could not have foretold the tremendous technological innovations that have led, barely four decades later, to the United States being poised to become the largest producer of oil in the world. The narrative of scarcity has been overwhelmed by the reality of abundance, which has created tremendous opportunities for our nation’s economy.