There isn't a much bigger Congressional champion than Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), but if a recent story in the Detroit News is correct, then we'd like to know where he's getting his information.
Let's say you're an non-Chinese automaker interested in selling your cars in China. More specifically, say you're looking to sell a groundbreaking electric vehicle there. The cost might be higher than you're willing to pay. A recent report in The Wall Street Journal claims that the Chinese government aims to force foreign automakers to divulge their plug-in vehicle secrets in order to sell them in China. Bullying U.S. automakers around isn't exactly fair and at least two people – Congressi
Now that the U.S. has officially concluded that greenhouse gasses are harmful to human health, it's time to do something about them. One major hurdle standing in the way of the U.S. implementing carbon cap and trade legislation appears to have been cleared as both the domestic automakers and Michigan's legislature have lifted their opposition and now support for the bill. Why? The Detroit News reports that an agreement has been reached that could see up to $15 billion paid out to the Detroit-bas
Following Barack Obama's - and the Democrats' - huge win on Tuesday, Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) released a statement (PDF) saying he was seeking the chairmanship of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. That position is currently held by the Detroit automakers' great friend John Dingell (D-MI). While Dingell carries water for the Big 2.2 with some regularity, Waxman has not been shy in the past to criticize parts of the federal government when they seemed to be working for the automakers
What did I tell ya? The great photo above is of Bush and Dingell from 2005 but it could have been two days ago. According to the Detroit News, the House has delayed the energy bill vote. As we reported, CAFE is largely settled and even Toyota has come out in support of the new agreement. Trouble is, John Dingell has a problem with it, and it's the same problem, it turns out, that the White House mentioned in a letter to Congress threatening to veto the bill again. So, do they just have to dot so
Recently we reported that the CAFE issue was largely settled in the energy bill. On CSPAN Monday, Edmund Andrews of the New York Times even dared to say Dingell "lost." Do not underestimate the power of the Dingell side, you have no idea of the power he possesses. Don't believe me? Let's keep in mind that, according to the Detroit News, Dingel did an interview Saturday where he said he got no help from the White House.
Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn, MI) has created a legislative proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as by 60 to 80 percent in 2050. How? By creating a tax on fuels and CO2 emissions. The amount: $50 per ton of CO2 and 50 cents a gallon for gasoline. It will include the elimination of tax exemptions for large homes as well. Dingell also supports the Hill-Terry initiative that is trying to raise mileage standards by 40 percent in 2022.
You may recall the fight over CAFE before the Senate took a Summer break. Well, the Senate is back in session and Rep. John Dingell is ready to mount another CAFE antler on his wall. Rep. Dingell told the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) that "we're going to win this fight." Dingell is talking about the fight over fuel economy standards, or CAFE. Dingell said, "I go into this tussle comforted (by the support of auto dealers). Go get 'em."