At least 21,000 jobs will be created by 2030 in Ohio as a direct result of vehicle fuel economy standards proposed by the Obama administration, according to a new study released by the BlueGreen Alliance. Findings in the report, Gearing Up: Smart Standards Create Good Jobs Building Cleaner Cars, reveal 570,000 jobs would be created nationally from fuel savings and developing clean car technology, and 50,000 of these jobs would be created in light-duty vehicle manufacturing and assembly by 2030. This proposal for light-duty vehicles built between 2017- 2025 means fuel economy will reach an all-time high of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) and low for emissions of 163 grams of carbon dioxide per mile (g/mi).
The report and a state-specific fact sheet were highlighted at an event in Toledo today at the UAW Local 14 union hall.
“All Americans are eager to spend less to fill their gas tanks,” said Frank Szollosi from the National Wildlife Federation. “By working together, American auto companies and the United Auto Workers have proven that environmental protection and good jobs not only can co-exist, but that they can drive growth while taking a historic and much-needed bite out of global warming pollution.”
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