19 May '11, 1am

Fact Checking Auto Industry Claims of Job Losses | Hybrid Cars: Hamtramck Workers [HCTITLE] [HCDATE] The auto in...

Fact Checking Auto Industry Claims of Job Losses | Hybrid Cars: Hamtramck Workers [HCTITLE] [HCDATE] The auto in...

During a 1972 Congressional testimony, General Motors vice president Earnest Starkman declared that if automakers were forced to introduce catalytic converters on 1975 models, “It is conceivable that complete stoppage of the entire production could occur.” In 1972, Ford president Lee Iacocca claimed that if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not suspend the catalytic converter rule, it will cause Ford to shut down and would result in: 1) reduction of gross national product by $17 billion; 2) increased unemployment of 800,000; and 3) decreased tax receipts of $5 billion at all levels of government so that some local governments would become insolvent. During a 1994 review of the California Air Resources Board’s Low Emission Vehicle program, the automakers estimated the cost of meeting key standards to be between $862 and $2,799. Actual costs? Between $120 and $33...

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Fact Checking Auto Industry Claims of Job Losses

switchboard.nrdc.org 17 May '11, 11pm

The auto industry has a decades-long history of spreading mis-information about the costs of meeting stronger pollution an...

Time to sell your hybrid? - Hybrid Cars and Plug-in Vehicles

Time to sell your hybrid? - Hybrid Cars and Plu...

hybridcarblog.com 18 May '11, 7pm

Time to sell your hybrid? Sell your hybrid high, buy a new one low in a few months Next two months could offer best prices...

Green Chemistry Holds Potential to Reverse Job Losses

Green Chemistry Holds Potential to Reverse Job ...

greenbiz.com 12 May '11, 2pm

OAKLAND, CA — The chemical industry has lost 300,000 jobs in nearly 20 years, but could boost employment by embracing gree...