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Statement for Ways & Means Hearing on U.S.-Japan Economic and Trade Relations

Comments for the record of the House Committee on Ways & Means Hearing on U.S.-Japan Economic and Trade Relations.

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Statement of Concern Regarding SB 642--Franchise Legislation

Global Automakers submitted a letter of concern regarding SB 642, a bill that amends the California motor vehicle dealer franchise laws by making void and unenforceable any voluntary agreement between a manufacturer and dealer that requires a waiver of a dealer's rights or a manufacturer's or distributor's duties under the franchise laws.

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Statement on Administration Plan to Instruct EPA to Reconsider California Waiver

The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers released the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Obama Administration will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider whether to grant California a waiver to regulate automobile tailpipe emissions. The statement can be attributed to Michael J. Stanton, President of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM):

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Statement on Delay in Issuing New CAFE Rules for 2011-2015 MY Vehicles

ARLINGTON, Va.The following statement was issued by the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc., in response to the decision by the Department of Transportation to delay issuing final rules for MY 2011 – 2015 CAFE regulations.

“The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM) is disappointed to hear of today’s decision by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to delay issuing final rules establishing specific fuel economy standards for 2011-2015.

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Statement Regarding EPA's Proposed Climate Change Endangerment Finding

ARLINGTON, VA - The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers released the following statement in response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s release of updated roof strength standards for light vehicles. The statement can be attributed to Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. (AIAM):

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Statement Regarding EPA’s California Waiver Decision

ARLINGTON, VA., December 20, 2007— Statement by Michael Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), on EPA’s California Waiver Decision.

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Statement Regarding Final EPA Decision Denying California GHG Waiver

ARLINGTON, VA., — Statement by Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), on today’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny California’s request for a waiver to implement California’s greenhouse gas regulations:

“AIAM agrees with and supports EPA’s decision to deny California’s application for a waiver of preemption. We believe the federal government, not states, should establish and enforce one national regulatory standard for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles.

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Statement Regarding Hearing to Address Alternative Transportation Fuels and Vehicles

WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 11, 2012 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers are committed to producing vehicles that are environmentally responsible and will help address America’s energy security concerns. To that end, automakers are working on a wide variety of powertrain technologies and alternative fuels, ranging from hybrid electric vehicles to fuel cell vehicles to natural gas vehicles and everything in between.

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Supplemental Comments to NHTSA Regarding Safety Precautions Surrounding Electric-Powered Vehicles

The Association joined The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Honda in submitting supplementary comments relating to NHTSA's June 14, 2010, FMVSS 305 final rule regarding electric-powered vehicles, electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.

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Support for Enhanced Roof Strength Standards

ARLINGTON, VA., In a statement delivered this morning at a U.S. Senate oversight hearing, Michael J. Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM), conveyed AIAM’s support for enhanced passenger vehicle roof strength standards as part of a larger comprehensive effort to help prevent rollover crashes and the fatalities and serious injuries caused by vehicle rollovers. The hearing was held by Senator Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety.

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