Al Sharpton on Energy & Oil
Reverend; Civil Rights Activist; Democratic Candidate for President
A: They should go up to at least 33 on vehicles and up to 24 to 25 with SUVs.
SHARPTON: We must not allow this administration to continue to use the bogeyman in every argument. They've used it to justify Iraq. They're using it to try and do what they are doing in the environment and to try to stop us from moving from an oil dependent economy. We should not try and act as though we have a choice in terms of moving to what is more efficient, more healthy, more life sustaining and is better for our grandchildren and their grandchildren. So [don't] act like Americans are so cheap that we would rather be paid than to try and achieve the transfer into hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles.
You need to clear up on oil-based economy, free ourselves. Build jobs by building hybrid vehicles and by building electric vehicles. And as we raise the standards of the corporate average fuel, we should have a goal of trying to do 45 miles per gallon.
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