Contact Us

Fuel Economy Stickers-12 Miles Per Gallon

New Federal MPG Gas sticker
(epa.gov)

Leave it to the Feds to unintentionally make us roll with laughter, or recoil with anger.

Today in Washington D.C. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood rolled up to a press conference to unveil the Fed’s new Fuel Economy stickers, riding in a 12 mpg SUV.  Now, nothing wrong with driving an SUV, but this story has a bit of a French Revolution theme to it:  instead of let them eat cake, let them drive it.  Lahood’s comment:  “we’re not just sitting around waiting for high gasoline prices to come down…”  as if a sticker is going to drop our prices at the pump!   According to the Feds, the old system is outdated and new generations of cars call for new stickers.   Automakers had strongly opposed an alphabetical system (A, B, C, etc) because they feared negative consumer reaction-the same way one reacts to A’s vs F’s in school grading.  So the next time you’re car shopping, look for one of these, take it to the pump, and feel better about the high price of gas knowing the Feds are on it…with a new sticker.

More from Newstalk 870

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalk870.am using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Newstalk 870 KFLD: The Mid Columbia's Newstalk Leader quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Newstalk 870 KFLD: The Mid Columbia's Newstalk Leader quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!