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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Fuel Efficiency Goals Announced

Last Friday, the Obama administration presented options for increasing fuel efficiency for cars and light trucks by 2025. The EPA and DOT came up with a plan that includes increasing fuel efficiency requirements by 3% to 6% annually from 2017 to 2025.

Here's how the move is expected to affect oil consumption and pollution numbers. What do you think; is this a feasible plan? What about those of us that can't afford a new more fuel efficient plan?

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.