Global Automakers

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December 5, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers Manager of Environment & Energy, Julia Rege, testified at the Green Chemistry Workshop in Sacaramento, California on the Safer Consumer Products Alternatives (SCPA) regulations.
December 1, 2011
Letter
The auto industry sent a letter to all Senate and House offices urging Congress to intervene to prevent a rail strike. The seven industry associations who signed onto the letter include the Alliance, AAPC, AIADA, Global Automakers, MEMA, NADA and SEMA.
December 1, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers sent comments to the Washington Department of Ecology on their draft, preliminary rule for Better Brake Pads, based on the Washington brake friction material law enacted in 2010.  The rule, as drafted, offers a comprehensive self certification process of manufacturers of brake friction materials.  Global Automakers’ comments recommend areas that can be streamlined or further clarified to enhance the rule.
November 30, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers sent a letter to the Chairman of the California Air Resources Board today in support of CARB's commitment to include in the California Clean Cars Program (which includes, among other things, the ZEV mandate and greenhouse gas regulations), an option that would allow some of the ZEV requirements to be lessened in the early years if a manufacturer over-complies with the MY2017-2025 federal fuel economy/greenhouse gas standards. The over-compliance option will have greater environmental benefits, in terms of GHG reductions, and will provide more flexibility for auto...
November 28, 2011
Papers and Reports
The report highlights Global Automakers sales and production statistics from the current month in comparison to last year’s numbers. Also included is a detailed chart outlining Global Automakers entire year’s production and sales month by month. Additionally, an analysis of the economic climate accompanies the most recent information as further explanation.
November 16, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 – Today's long anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for developing fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks brings us another step forward toward the goal of having a long term one national program.Global Automakers and its members have always endorsed a comprehensive and harmonized national approach to reducing GHG emissions and improving fuel economy. We have been working diligently with the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation and the California Air...
November 8, 2011
Letter
The Saferoads4teens Coalition sent a letter, that Global Automakers co-signed, urging the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to include provisions of the STANDUP Act (H.R. 1515) in anticipation of a scheduled markup of the surface transportation bill on November 9. This measure establishes minimum requirements for state Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws and uses a combination of Federal incentives and sanctions to encourage states to adopt these requirements. The incentive grants provided for in the measure ($25 million annually for the first 3 fiscal years) are to be drawn...
November 4, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers and the Alliance filed joint comments with the International Trade Commission in connection with a Section 337 patent infringement action regarding navigation systems. The comments explain the harm to the public and the economy that would occur if the ITC were to grant an exclusion order barring entry of all vehicles containing navigation systems and related components. NAM also submitted comments today in support of our position. 
October 28, 2011
Bulletin
The Los Angeles Auto Show announced that it anticipates more than 50 vehicles will debut at the 2011 Press Days, held Nov. 16 and 17.  The news conference schedule for press days is now available. 
October 25, 2011
Press Release
Boston, MA – October 25 – In order to refute false “Right to Repair” proponent claims that factory tools and service information are unavailable and – most importantly – to ensure that independent repairers know where they can access these resources at prices comparable to what dealers pay, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and theAssociation of Global Automakers today released Equal Access, a comprehensive resource guide for the automotive repair community. Equal Access provides repairers with a comprehensive listing of how to access all diagnostic and service information, factory...
October 24, 2011
Papers and Reports
President and CEO of Global Automakers Mike Stanton Spoke at the Counsel of State Governments (CSG) National Conference & North American Summit in Bellevue, Washington. He presented to the Transportation Policy Task Force and discussed the transportation energy challenges America faces today, the new fuel economy standards for 2025, and new fuel technologies.
October 21, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard (OEHHA) on October 21, 2011 in response to modifications to the Chemical Hazard Traits proposal.  Today’s comments reiterate previously-submitted comments to OEHHA and ask OEHHA to clarify its regulatory process, since comments made to date have not been addressed in the revised proposal. Global Automakers and its members are committed to supporting the development and use of safe chemicals and products available for use in the automotive industry.
October 19, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers submitted a letter to several states on the recent adoption of the new Federal Fuel Economy and Environment Label and the subsequent policy decision by California. The decision by California allows the new federal label to comply with California labeling requirements for new motor vehicles. The letters request confirmation from 13 other states that they too plan to follow this harmonized direction for new motor vehicle labeling.The states receiving this letter include: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania,...
October 12, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 12, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) applauded Congressional action today that approved the long-awaited U.S. free trade agreements with South Korea (KORUS), Colombia and Panama. As the trade association that represents 15 international motor vehicle manufacturers, Global Automakers has long supported these trade agreements, especially the KORUS.“We are extremely pleased with Congress in passing these three free trade agreements,” said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of Global Automakers. “Ratification of KORUS will boost trade and...
October 11, 2011
Papers and Reports
The report highlights Global Automakers sales and production statistics from the current month in comparison to last year’s numbers. Also included is a detailed chart outlining Global Automakers entire year’s production and sales month by month. Additionally, an analysis of the economic climate accompanies the most recent information as further explanation.
October 7, 2011
Agency Comments
The Global Automakers’ comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Proposed Significant New Use Rule for Glymes requests clarification on the uses of glymes that EPA proposes to regulate and provides EPA with information about expected uses of glymes in the automotive industry.
October 4, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers submitted a letter to Members of Congress urging them to pass the three free trade agreements President Barack Obama submitted to Congress for  approval.  The Association of Global Automakers supports these agreements and urges the prompt approval of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement as well as agreements with Colombia and Panama.  Ratification of these agreements will significantly expand trade and investment opportunities to the benefit of consumers in all of the nations involved.
October 4, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 4, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) commends President Obama for moving the approval process forward on the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) by presenting it to Congress. Ratification of the KORUS FTA will significantly expand trade and investment opportunities for automobile manufacturers and also benefit consumers in both nations.“The auto industry is united as never before in support of the KORUS FTA in recognizing the economic benefits this agreement will bring,” said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of Global...
September 28, 2011
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – A landmark voluntary 2003 agreement among automakers has led to dramatic drops in traffic fatality rates in crashes between cars and light trucks. According to a new analysis of real-world crash data by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there is now no difference in the fatality rates between cars that are hit by SUVs and cars that are hit by other cars.Under the terms of the 2003 agreement, automakers reengineered SUV and pickup front ends so that their energy-absorbing structures would line up better with those of cars, allowing both vehicles to better...
September 22, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers sent a letter to the Wisconsin Senate Transportation & Elections Committee outlining reasons why member companies oppose SB 96.  The legislation contains major changes to the state's dealer franchise law, including a retroactivity provision that would apply to both future and existing dealer franchise agreements.
September 22, 2011
Legal Briefs
 Global Automakers, as part of a coalition of automobile and engine product manufacturers, filed a petition on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Rule requiring labeling on gas pumps as a remedy for preventing the misfueling of vehicles and engines that cannot use gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). Global Automakers believes the Rule is not adequate to prevent misfueling and that such misfueling will harm the environment in violation of the Clean Air Act....
September 20, 2011
Papers and Reports
The report highlights Global Automakers sales and production statistics from the current month in comparison to last year’s numbers. Also included is a detailed chart outlining Global Automakers entire year’s production and sales month by month. Additionally, an analysis of the economic climate accompanies the most recent information as further explanation.
September 15, 2011
Letter
Global Automakers sent a letter requesting the Governor of California sign into law SB 869 (Airbags).  SB 869 clarifies the duty of an automobile repair dealer to ensure that when a vehicle with a depolyed airbag is repaired, the airbag must be restored to its "orginal operating condition".
September 9, 2011
Agency Comments
Global Automakers provided comments to the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on the proposed regulations implementing Title 22, California Code of Regulations Section 69401 through 69406. Global Automakers and its members are committed to supporting the development and use of safe chemicals and products available for use in the automotive industry.
September 7, 2011
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is disappointed that the proponents of so-called “Right to Repair” legislation have resorted to circumventing the Massachusetts legislature for passage of their bill. Efforts to promote this legislation have failed numerous times at the federal level, in several states and last year in the Massachusetts legislature. Today, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley certified all four Right to Repair petitions, permitting this legislation to move forward by way of the State’s public ballot...

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