People around the world are outraged over the BP oil spill, which stands as yet another reason to move off of oil--now. But some don't seem to see it that way. Take the National Hummer Club, which is working to save the inefficient behemoth of a vehicle from the dust bin of history. Stephen Colbert named Club his "Difference Makers" this week.
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In February, Chevrolet's deal to sell the Hummer line to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines fell through, meaning that the Hummer might finally be RIP.
On Friday, President Obama announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will begin to work on stronger fuel economy measures for 2017 vehicles and beyond. Last year, Obama announced that automakers need to have their fleet meet an average fuel economy of 35.5 miles per gallon.
The Hummer H2, according to Car and Driver magazine, gets 10MPG.