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Auto Dealers Doth Protest Too Much Over Proposed Fuel Economy Letter Grades

bnet.com

By Jim Motavalli

October 25, 2010

…Some greens, including Dan Becker of the Safe Climate Campaign at the Center for Auto Safety, actually want the window sticker to go further. There’s a lot of debate about how pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars will be evaluated. Under the proposed letter grade system, zero emission battery EVs would get the only A+ grades….

Big rig trucks may be subject to fuel efficiency standards

Marketplace

By Sarah Gardner

October 25, 2010

…DAN BECKER: The trucking industry and the auto industry in general have been very powerful and have resisted change….

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Feds Push for Better Fuel Efficiency for Trucks

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October 25, 2010

Dan Becker, director of the safe climate campaign for the Center for Auto Safety, said that while the administration deserves credit for issuing the standards, the bad news is that the proposal leaves almost half of the pollution savings on the table compared to what the National Academy of Sciences recommended….

The EPA’s first truck and bus regulations are due next week

The Washington Post

Wonkbook Blog

By Ezra Klein

October 22, 2010

The EPA's first truck and bus regulations are due next week

The Washington Post

Wonkbook Blog

By Ezra Klein

October 22, 2010

EPA head: New carbon controls on big trucks and buses ‘win for planet’

The Hill Newspaper

By Darren Goode

October 25, 2010

…“It’s an OK first start,” said Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign. “On the other hand, they left almost half of the emission reductions on the table.”…