NHTSA Holds Hearing On Proposed Fuel Economy Standards

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Director of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs Julie Abraham (3rd L) makes an opening statement during a public hearing about a Corporate Average Fuel Economy Draft Environmental Impact Statement with (2nd L-R) CAFE Environmental Program Analysist Carol Hammel-Smith, Associate Administrator for Rule Making Stephen Kratzke, CAFE Rule Making Team Leader Michael Savonis and NHTSA Chief Counsel's Office lawyer Jessica Wilson at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center August 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. The program was held to hear comment from the public regarding a Draft Environmental Impact Statement to disclose and analyze the potential environmental impacts of proposed CAFE standards for model year 2011-2015 passenger cars and light trucks.
(Aug. 4, 2008 - Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)