I know this isn’t going to make any sense at all, so I’m going to say it twice. Raising CAFE is not going to reduce the U.S.’s dependence on oil. That’s right, forcing auto makers to build more fuel-efficient cars is not going to reduce the overall amount of fuel Americans use. Why am I so sure? Because they already tried it, and it didn’t work. Back in 1975, the U.S. Congress gave automakers 10 years to double the corporate average fuel economy of their passenger car fleets to 27.5 mpg ...

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