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U S Auto Industry Finally Succumbs to Inevitable Defeat on California… — Volkswagen 2016

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U.S. Auto Industry Succumbs to Inevitable Defeat on Emissions Standards

The Obama recently granted California the to enforce its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas standards for cars and trucks, announcing plans in May to boost fuel efficiency standards .  other states will implement the California emissions until 2012 when the government will adopt the standards as federal law.

The move will collectively emissions by 30 percent in 2016.

But long overdue victory on standards didn’t come a protracted legal and public effort by the auto industry, spent untold millions trying to derail the California Car program that would global warming pollution cars and trucks.

Headed up by the of Automobile Manufacturers — members include Ford Company, General Motors, Toyota, BMW Group, Mazda, USA. Mitsubishi Motors, and Volkswagen — the auto thumbed its nose at customers by against fuel efficiency and denying consumers the choice of efficient American vehicles. followed this fight in posts over the years, the senior Bush Administration who lobbied EPA to deny California’s request, and chronicling the auto failed legal and public efforts .

After battling against economy and emission standards for so the beleaguered auto companies to have finally relented.  don’t have much given the state of crisis in an dependent on billions of dollars in money to stay (barely) afloat.


The U.S. auto industry what’s left of it — be ashamed to have dragged through a grueling eight battle over what have been a no-brainer efficiency goal.  Now taxpayers are the bill – potentially reaching $50 – to bail out Detroit and help the auto industry retool to build cleaner cars.

Imagine for just a minute how more cheaply – and quickly – the to cleaner cars could been accomplished had Detroit not tooth and nail against effort to get here.  What a of money, time and talent, and there are the lost jobs, not to the lost credibility!

Fran Pavley, the California senator and architect of the 2001 for the cleaner car standards, summed up the recently .  “It took eight multiple federal courts, the Supreme Court, two presidents, two and a partridge in a pear tree,” she in an interview. “What a difference last presidential election made.”

a difference indeed.

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