Aluminum industry can bridge political gap

Apr 10, 2013 | 12:39 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  corporate average fuel economy, Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics, aluminum, Keystone XL, Aluminum Association, Michael Cowden

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. — The aluminum industry has a good story to tell to both Republicans and Democrats when it comes to meeting stricter fuel economy standards in the United States, according to one political journalist.

Former President George W. Bush pushed for tougher fuel economy regulations in 2009, although they were mild compared with those in place in Europe and Japan, said Carl Cannon, Washington editor for, and President Obama is looking to boost those standards to as much as 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.....

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