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Support for EPA GHG Waiver Decision

ARLINGTON, Va. (February 1, 2008) – Today, AIAM reiterated its support for a single federal approach to improving motor vehicle fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by intervening on the side of EPA in a lawsuit brought by the State of California against EPA concerning California’s greenhouse gas emissions regulations.

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Support for Korea Free Trade Agreement

ARLINGTON, Va. October 1, 2007 – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) today affirmed its support for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) following a recent analysis issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). AIAM’s support for this agreement is consistent with its historic advocacy of free trade, the removal of trade barriers and the expansion of open investment policies.

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Support for White House's National GHG/CAFE Program

ARLINGTON, Va., The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) fully supports the effort announced by President Obama today to harness the expertise of the auto industry, environmentalists, federal agencies, and state elected officials to harmonize more stringent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for motor vehicles by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with California’s GHG standards and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) new CAFE standards into a single national program.

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Support of Administration's Efforts to Improve Vehicle Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON, DC — The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) today supported the request from Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta to provide the Department of Transportation additional legal authority to improve the fuel economy standards of passenger vehicles. AIAM, which represents international manufacturers that sell vehicles in the United States, reiterated its long-standing commitment toward fair, cost-effective fuel efficiency standards.

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Support of California Legislation to Fund Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Technology Research (AB 118)

ARLINGTON, Va. August 30, 2007 – The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) today announced its support for legislation under consideration in the California legislature that would help the state attain climate change goals by funding the development of alternative fuels and new technologies. The legislation, Assembly bill 118, provides grants and revolving loans to state agencies, California-based businesses and projects, public-private partnerships, vehicle and technology consortia, fleet owners, consumers, and academic institutions.

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Support of EPA Decision to Continue Studying Effects of Mid-Level Fuels

ARLINGTON, Va.,- The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) supports the decision announced this morning by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further study the potential effects of “mid-level” fuels (higher than E-10) on gasoline internal combustion engines.

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Support of Plan for Single National Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Program

Arlington, Va., – Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) testified at a hearing today in support of a comprehensive and harmonized national approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while improving fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks.

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Support of Tax Deduction Bill S. 3684

ARLINGTON, VA.,—Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), sent the letter below to Senators Mikulski and Bond, in support of S. 3684 which would allow consumers to deduct interest payments and excise taxes on new car sales and loans.

Dear Senators Mikulski and Bond:

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Letter Opposing FFV Mandate in Waxman-Markey

Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee opposing any amendment to HR 2454 containing a flex fuel vehicle (FFV) amendment.

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Letter on Kansas SB 295: Quiet Cars

Letter to the Kansas Senate Transportation Committee regarding SB 295, a pending bill to establish a quiet motor vehicle and safe mobility committee.

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