Tuesday, February 18
(Upper Marlboro, MD) -- President Obama will take on environmental issues today. The President is expected to order new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for trucks today when he speaks at a Safeway distribution center. The medium and heavy duty trucks targeted by the legislation make up four-percent of vehicles on the road, but account for about a quarter of fuel use. The President is likely to argue that the upgrades will save companies money over the lifetime of the vehicle.