Brownback abandons free market but talks about ‘choice,’ endorses enormous government intervention in auto industry, Americans’ travel abilitiesFriday, May 1st, 2009
Republican Sen. Sam Brownback today endorsed the introduction of legislation that would require 50 percent of new cars to have the capability to operate on gasoline, ethanol and methanol or diesel or biodiesel.
The Open Fuel Standards Act would be set in motion 2012, and by 2015 the required percentage of flex fuel vehicles would be increased to 80 percent.
“The Open Fuel Standards Act is an important step toward making our nation energy independent,” said Brownback in a statement. “Giving drivers more choices at the gas pump will ultimately increase the supply of available transportation fuels, while at the same time lowering the overall cost to consumers.”