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Statement by Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton Regarding Proposed Greenhouse Gas/Fuel Economy Standards

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November 16, 2011

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 Resources Board to create a program that meets our national environmental and energy objectives while providing manufacturers the needed flexibility and lead-time to design and build advanced technology vehicles so they can continue to provide consumers with a full range of vehicle choices.

Though we need time to review the details of the proposed rule, we are pleased that the agencies have aligned their processes to eliminate redundancies and coordinate schedules to create one harmonized national program.

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The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.globalautomakers.org.

 

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