Originally Posted by kickstand
I am curious, how many more miles per gallon could we get out of our cars if we lightened the restrictions on emissions of the auto manufacturers by x%, Now after doing that, how many less gallons of fuel would we use as a nation, and now, how many emissions have been eliminated from the refinery process, and how many less barrels are we using?
Are you saying if we used less fuel overall we would not need to make as many shipments of oil from the Middle East to America on ships that burn fuel and pollute. Then once it is here we would not need as many trucks delivering the refined oil to the gas stations burning fuel and polluting? Are you trying to imply that a point could be reached within reason as to the amount of pollution released by the delivery of the gas would be less than the pollution released by the general public in commuting if we focused on MPG improvements rather than tighter emission standards?