Transportation

New developments in the ways we move ourselves and everything else.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Joins Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

WASHINGTON - PRNewswire-USNewswire — The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) today announced the addition of its newest member company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, one of the world’s leading tire companies.

“We are pleased to welcome Goodyear to SP” said SP’s Chair, Randy Leslie, Vice President and General Manager, Johnson Controls, Inc., Automotive Experience. “Goodyear’s commitment to creating a foundation of sustainability and working with its suppliers to minimize its environmental footprint will be an excellent asset for SP’s members as we work together to improve environmental performance while increasing value throughout the automobile supply chain.” Read More »

Proposed Fuel Economy Rules Underestimate Rising Vehicle Cost, NADA Says

Green Infrastructure - Proposed Fuel Economy Rules Underestimate Rising Vehicle Cost, NADA SaysDETROIT - PRNewswire-USNewswire — At a public hearing today on proposed fuel economy rules for model year 2017-2025 passenger cars and light-duty trucks, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) urged federal agencies to properly consider the rising consumer cost of new vehicles,

“To work, fuel economy rules must require improvements that are affordable,” said New Mexico Ford dealer Don Chalmers, and chairman of NADA’s Government Relations Committee, at a joint Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hearing in Detroit, Mich. “According to EPA and NHTSA, the cumulative cost of all of their fuel economy rules will raise the average price of a vehicle by $3,200. This is not pro-consumer.” Read More »

Electric Vehicle Advocates See Threat to Progress from Keystone XL Pipeline

Green Infrastructure - Electric Vehicle Advocates See Threat to Progress from Keystone XL Pipeline. City and county officials think the pipeline would undermine federal policy and their local efforts to move to clean vehicles and alternate fuels.City and county officials think the pipeline would undermine federal policy and their local efforts to move to clean vehicles and alternate fuels.

A new group has chimed in to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas: local officials who advocate for electric vehicles and alternative fuels.

The officials say the $7 billion project would steer investment and interest away from their efforts to clean up county fleets and get residents off gasoline. And they’re speaking out now because they want their opposition heard as the Obama administration continues to deliberate the project.

“Clean vehicle manufacturing and infrastructure development really do create jobs,” Efren Carrillo, who chairs the board of supervisors in California’s Sonoma County, told InsideClimate News. “My concern is that there is a potential to put these investments at risk if this pipeline were approved.” Read More »

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