Energy & Environment (June 2009)

Energy & Environment: Alternative fuels not mature; improve gasoline quality and reduce emissions

Last month, the Obama administration announced a first-of-its-kind national program for regulating fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. This important move offers clarity to states and the federal government on their roles in regulating vehicle emissions standards while at the same time offering the auto industry the certainty and consistency it needs for future product planning. As a strong proponent of American manufacturing and an unabashed supporter of my constituents, most of whom are employed by companies that build the vehicles American drive, I applaud the president’s announcement and was proud to be at the White House for this important announcement.