"Automakers Urge Congress Not To Block New Emissions Limits"
"Washington -- Detroit's Big Three automakers, Toyota Motor Corp., and six other automakers urged Congress Wednesday not to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first-ever limits on tailpipe emissions.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers -- which includes General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Volkswagen AG -- sent a letter Wednesday to congressional leaders urging them to reject efforts led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, to overturn the EPA's finding that greenhouse gas emissions are a danger to public health.
Dave McCurdy, the alliance's president and CEO, warned that a deal reached last May between the White House, automakers and 13 states led by California would "collapse" if the EPA decision is overturned."Source: Detroit News, 03/18/2010