TO THE EDITOR:
To respond to just one part of Keith Crain's column ("Automotive News is wrong," May 1), consumers now enjoy more choices in vehicles than ever before precisely because of fuel economy standards. Indeed, the standards are helping to drive innovation in engine development and performance. As a result, you can enjoy a high-performance car on the weekend and drive a pickup and still pay less at the pump than in years past.
SHANNON BAKER-BRANSTETTER, Policy Counsel, Consumers Union, Washington. Consumers Union is the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports. It advocates on behalf of consumers to seek improvement in safety and value in goods and services.