Sunday, October 28, 2007

Foreign car makers visit White House -- urge go-slow approach to better fuel economy

It is clearly open season at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Last week not only did public power utilities come calling http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2000/meetings/668.html , but now it can be revealed that so did foreign car makers. See below.

The purpose of this visit is pretty clear – to influence an upcoming Bush administration proposal aimed at reducing oil use.

We don’t know everything they said, but the leave-behind materials strongly suggest they urged a go-slow approach to possible carbon dioxide tailpipe standards or better fuel economy. Citing experiences in Europe and Japan, they caution against “pushing beyond about 2% a year.” (See http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2000/meetings/669.pdf )

Keep your eye out for visits by the Big Three and by more oil companies. (Several have already checked in: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2000/meetings/661.html

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2000/meetings/662.html

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The record of the foreign auto makers visit is documented at:


http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira/2000/meetings/669.html


Meeting Record Regarding: Automobile Manufactures
Date: 10/25/2007
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Name
Affiliation
Client (if applicable) -->
Kevin Neyland
OMB/OIRA

Richard A. Penna
Van Ness Feldman
Toyota N.A.
Ellen Gleberman
AIAM

Nathan Frey
OMB/OIRA

Scott Lane
Sal and Assoc.
Honda
G. William Macleod
Hyundai

Tracy Woodard
Nissan North American Inc.

Jackie Glassman
Hogan & Hartson
Nissan NA
Edward B. Cohen
Honda

John German
Honda

Tom Stricker
Toyota

Thomas White
DOE

Job Serebrov
USDA/Office of General Counsel

Mike Stanton
AIAM

Salo Zelermye
DOE

Amy Farrell
CEQ

Rich Theroux
OMB

Art Fraas
OMB

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