GM to change company it keeps

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By John Maggs

November 3, 2010

…But the end of government control of General Motors means that it will be free to resume its long-standing efforts to resist fuel economy standards, according to Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Coalition.

Becker said that GM fought the 2009 deal every step of the way, just as it fought efforts to regulate carbon emissions until court decisions compelled it to go along with the Obama administration….

Becker said that the government will retain a sizable piece of GM for years, and that he hopes this influence will deter the company from fighting to weaken the next round of fuel economy rules.

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