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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.”…

Gov’t pushing more fuel efficiency for trucks

By Ken Thomas

The Associated Press

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."…

Gov't pushing more fuel efficiency for trucks

By Ken Thomas

The Associated Press

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."…

Auto dealers say fuel-economy regulations may hurt sales

 

By Bloomberg News Service

October 21, 2010

…Car buyers will get a faster return on the extra cost of the technology as fuel prices rise higher than $3 a gallon, said Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign, a Washington group that advocates for policies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

“The technology does cost more, but it saves more money at the pump,” Becker said….

Climate regulations coming for trucks, buses

 

By Robin Bravender

October 21, 2010

The Obama administration will propose the first-ever greenhouse gas emission limits for heavy trucks and buses next week.

The proposal will call for a 20 percent reduction in heat-trapping emissions from trucks’ tailpipes, according to Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign….

New U.S. Vehicle Standards Address Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

 

Scientific American

By Josh Voorhees and Robin Bravender

May 19, 2009

…But Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign, said today’s proposal was consistent with the Supreme Court’s Massachusetts v. EPA ruling, which affirmed EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.