Former US Transport Secretary Calls for Fuel-Economy Summit

Norm Mineta's call for a single national standard was echoed by car dealer associations at the show.

Published: 04-Feb-2009

Former Department of Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta called on Tuesday morning for a “fuel-economy summit” to forge a single national standard designed to reduce emissions from cars and trucks.

His call for a single national standard was echoed by car dealer associations at the show

“The automobile industry has a responsibility to be part of the solution,” Mr. Mineta told reporters during the press day for the Washington Auto Show. He said the summit should include representatives from all interested parties, including environmental groups and industry players.

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