Printer Friendly

AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION DISAPPOINTED WITH MAINE BOARD OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DECISION

 WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by the American Automobile Manufacturers Association on the Jan. 27 decision of the Maine Board of Environmental Protection to adopt California low emission vehicle standards:
 AAMA is very disappointed that the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) has chosen to adopt the California low emission vehicle standards without adopting California clean fuels. This ignores last Friday's federal court decision which said that requiring California cars in New York without comparable California fuels violates the Clean Air Act's specific prohibition against states passing unique vehicle requirements.
 The court decision said that due to climatic differences, manufacturers would be compelled to design different vehicles in New York than offered for sale in California to comply with the zero- emissions sales mandate.
 The Clean Air Act permits states to adopt California requirements or the increasingly tougher federal standards that begin in Model Year 1994. But the law also makes it clear that states cannot adopt California standards in any way that requires manufacturers to redesign their vehicles.
 AAMA urges the state legislature to exercise its authority in this very important matter and require a thorough study of whether the California program would provide air quality benefits for Maine commensurate with the costs. We also urge the legislature to suspend implementation of the regulations that BEP has proposed until the legislature can review the results of the study and decide whether the California program makes sense for Maine.
 -0- 1/29/93
 /CONTACT: Gene McKinney or Ed Lewis of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, 202-775-2716/


CO: American Automobile Manufacturers Association ST: District of Columbia, Maine IN: AUT SU:

KD -- DC008 -- 0668 01/29/93 10:13 EST
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jan 29, 1993
Words:281
Previous Article:McM CORPORATION DISCONTINUES EFFORTS TO SELL REMAINING COMPANIES IN McM GROUP
Next Article:ROCKWELL UNVEILS DRIVETRAIN PLUS PROGRAM


Related Articles
MAINE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION, TWO AUTO MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATIONS FILE SUIT AGAINST STATE OF MAINE
AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ASSN. ON NISSAN PATHFINDER RULING
AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION RESPONSE TO EPA DECISION ON ONBOARD REFUELING VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS FOR CARS AND LIGHT TRUCKS
STATEMENT BY ANDREW H. CARD, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, ON SUPERFUND REFORM
AIAM MEMBERS TOP EPA FUEL ECONOMY LIST ... AGAIN
AUTOMAKERS COMMENT ON U.S. EPA'S 'GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS' DECISION FOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS IN THE NORTHEAST
AAMA ALERTS INSTRUMENT PANEL SUPPLIERS TO PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
AMERICA'S CAR COMPANIES URGE EPA TO HEED ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S CLEAN AIR CONCERNS
Maine Considers Zero-emissions Vehicle Legislation.
Maine Considers Zero-emissions Vehicle Legislation.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters