Environmental experts and auto workers are praising new fuel efficiency standards announced by President Obama, which will benefit Ohioans financially:
"Ohio stands to gain 21,000 jobs from the implementation of these standards," said Frank Szollosi, federal policy associate for the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center.
The nation is expected to save an estimated $61 billion in gas savings during the first 5 years the new standards are in effect. This is in addition to the environmental benefits and greatly decreased reliance on foreign energy.
If elected Mitt Romney has promised to eliminate the rules, which were agreed to by 13 major auto manufacturers.