President Barack Obama pledged renewed U.S. leadership to fight global warming Monday, as he ordered regulators to revisit the tightening of fuel-economy standards for new cars and trucks. Experts debate the significance of the announcement for automakers.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered federal regulators to reexamine two policies that could lead to tougher fuel-economy standards for new cars and trucks.
Auto industry executives testified before Congress Wednesday, asking lawmakers to provide aid to the struggling companies and responding to criticisms of poor management. General Motors' CEO Rick Wagoner discusses the industry's crisis and his company's case for government help.
Question/Comment: Car companies such as Ford, GM and Toyota sell cars throughout the world. In examining the U.K. Web sites for these companies, even in cases where the car model is the same as the U.S.
By PBS NewsHour
President Bush on Thursday defended the decision of EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson to block California from implementing its tailpipe emissions law.
The House passed an energy bill Tuesday that sets more demanding fuel efficiency standards for automobiles and calls for increased production of renewable sources of fuel. The bill was passed by the Senate last week. Energy and climate experts assess…
Environmental issues such as climate change and energy use have been frequent topics on the 2008 presidential campaign trail with both GOP and Democratic hopefuls offering policy plans. Two analysts examine the candidates' differing proposals to address climate issues.
In his State of the Union address, President Bush called for new domestic initiatives aimed at decreasing gas consumption by expanding the role of alternative fuels. Three energy experts analyze the viability of the president's proposed energy reforms.
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