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2009-02-06 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of John P. McEleney, Chairman, National Automobile Dealers Association, in reaction to the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement on the California waiver public comment process: "It is apparent from its notice that EPA has all but made up its mind to allow for state-by-state fuel economy/greenhouse gas regulations, which is contrary to the President's statement against a 'confusing and patchwork set of...

2009-01-28 16:27:00

The European Union is calling on developed nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020, officials said Wednesday. The EU is asking all but the poorest developing countries to limit growth in their collective emissions, the EU Observer reported Wednesday. The European Commission proposal includes plans to create a carbon market with wealthy nations by 2015. The plan calls for poorer countries to be added to the market by 2020. The current EU emissions trading system allows...

2009-01-26 17:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell hailed President Barack Obama's move today directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider California's waiver request to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new motor vehicles. The decision, said the Governor, is expected to allow Pennsylvania and other states to take more aggressive action in addressing pressing economic, environmental and national security concerns. "After years of delay,...

2009-01-26 12:39:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama today pushed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review state efforts to regulate vehicle emissions, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) urged the administration to closely examine how those rules would actually be implemented. NADA's VP of Legislative Affairs, David Regan issued the following statement: "We welcome a close examination of the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) rule to regulate...

2009-01-26 12:25:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Pew Environment Group applauded President Obama's decision to instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to review California's waiver to regulate automobile tailpipe emissions and for the Transportation Department to issue guidelines that will ensure the nation's auto fleet reaches an average fuel efficiency of at least 35 miles per gallon by 2020, if not earlier. "During the campaign President Obama promised to move our nation...

2009-01-26 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All people have the right to clean air. Action announced by the White House today means that Americans may soon be able to breathe easier, said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. We congratulate President Obama on issuing a Presidential Memorandum to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the agency's denial of the State of...

2009-01-23 09:07:00

Industry Needs Single National Standard, Not Patchwork of State Regulations WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A comprehensive analysis released today by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) on a California Air Resources Board's (CARB) rule that would allow individual states to regulate fuel economy standards finds numerous unintended consequences that will cause economic harm and provide little or no environmental benefit over the proposed federal standards....

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2009-01-22 12:40:00

It is likely that President Barack Obama's administration will let the state of California impose its own tough limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars by May, California's top climate change official predicted on Wednesday. Granting California a waiver that allows it to set its own emissions regulations would be a big victory for environmentalists and a positive sign towards Obama's commitment to tackling climate change. The new Environmental Protection Agency chief was asked by...

2009-01-05 13:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has signed a letter of agreement with 10 Mid-Atlantic states that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels and other sources by developing a comprehensive, regional low carbon fuel standard, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "This partnership will work closely on a standard for the entire region," Governor Rendell said. "In conjunction with Pennsylvania's energy policies to reduce greenhouse gas...

2009-01-05 13:00:00

State Officials to Review Rule Updates Later this Month LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal and state regulators should deny an industry petition to delay or reverse a California rule to clean up off-road diesel vehicles, including construction vehicles, said a senior attorney for Environmental Defense Fund today. The comments came during an 11:00 a.m. news conference at the Los Angeles County Puente Hills Landfill to demonstrate off-road diesel vehicle retrofits...