President Bush has signed a law today increasing fuel efficiency standards. However, a state legislator wants Wisconsin to go a step further.
The new federal law requires cars and light trucks to get an average of 35 miles a gallon by 2020. State Representative Spencer Black (D-Madison) thinks Wisconsin should do better, and do it much sooner.
Black is introducing a bill that would require Wisconsin to join the list of states that are going with the "California standard" for fuel efficiency. It would call for a 40 percent increase in miles per gallon within four years. That would be eight years earlier than the new federal law.