After the Long Years

Dave McCurdy, president and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, on reducing carbon emissions and increasing fuel economy.

For seven long years, there has been a debate over whether states or the federal government should regulate autos. President Obama’s announcement ends that old debate by starting a federal rulemaking to set a National Program.

What’s significant about the announcement is it launches a new beginning, an era of cooperation.

The President has succeeded in bringing three regulatory bodies, 15 states, a dozen automakers and many environmental groups to the table. We’re all agreeing to work together on a National Program. [USNewswire]