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Manufacturers Agree new fuel standards are positive step.

Press Release Summary:

August 8, 2011 - NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons commented on White House plan to nearly double U.S. fuel economy standards by 2025. Specifically, Timmons called agreement on new fuel standards between White House and auto industry "a positive development." Timmons went on to say that "This is an example of government and job creators working together in partnership to achieve mutually shared goals" and that this type of consensus building should serve as future rulemaking model.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

Manufacturers: Agreement on New Fuel Standards Is a Positive Step

Press release date: July 29, 2011

White House Plan Calls for a Single National Standard Washington, D.C. - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released this statement today regarding a plan by the White House to nearly double U.S. fuel economy standards by 2025: "The agreement reached between the White House and the auto industry on new fuel standards is a positive development. Reasonable fuel economy standards based on sound technological and economic grounds is critical not only to the auto industry, but also to the manufacturing supply chain. Fuel savings must be achieved without compromising jobs. This is an example of government and job creators working together in partnership to achieve mutually shared goals. This type of consensus building should serve as a model for future rulemaking." For more information about the NAM's efforts to promote affordable, reliable and secure energy, please visit www.NoNewRegs.org. -NAM- The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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