WASHINGTON, D.C. – AFPM statement in response to a House Energy & Commerce Committee letter requesting information on work related to fuel economy standards:
“We now have the letter and look forward to responding. Like other stakeholders, AFPM has engaged in the public policy debate about the appropriateness and feasibility of existing CAFE standards. Our positions on the review effort are clearly set forth in the public comments that we submitted to the rulemaking docket. We support the Administration’s efforts to ensure fuel economy standards are technologically feasible and appropriately balance increased efficiency with consumer choice, affordability, and safety. The existing fuel economy standards have not been met for several years and, therefore – as intended in the original rule – are in need of adjustment.”
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) is a national trade association representing nearly all U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity. AFPM members produce the fuels that drive the U.S. economy and the chemical building blocks integral to millions of products that make modern life possible.