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Michigan Voters, UAW Members Favor Stricter Fuel Economy Standards, Says Sierra Club

January 31, 2002

Michigan voters and UAW families strongly support stricter fuel economy standards, a Sierra Club survey released Jan. 31 shows, according to a story by Dan Shine in the Detroit Free Press.Of 500 registered voters surveyed, 74 percent favored increasing corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars. The same percentage supported higher standards for minivans, light trucks and sport-utility vehicles.That support increased to 77 percent when people were asked if they favored requiring fuel standards of 40 miles per gallon by 2012.Of an additional 150 United Auto Workers members who also were surveyed, 88 percent favored increased fuel standards for cars and 79 supported it for light trucks. When asked if they favored increasing standards to 40 mpg, 84 percent of UAW members said they did.
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