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NHTSA announces 2009 fatalities lowest since 1954, continue downward trend

Safety doesn't sell cars. At least that's what Detroit executives walked around saying back in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The whole of them were convinced that if you even mentioned the word "safety" in a marketing campaign it would imply that cars were unsafe. In fact, it took a crusader like Ralph Nader to stand up to the auto industry and say enough with the death traps, like he did when he published his infamous Jonny Lieberman

Unlikely Ally: Ralph Nader addresses Capitol Hill over likely GM bankruptcy

Ralph Nader, the man who single-handedly sank the Chevrolet Corvair by exposing its safety faults in his book Unsafe At Any Speed, has unexpectedly appeared at the side of General Motors. In a letter written to Senator Chris Dodd, Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and Barney Frank, Chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, Nader warns the Congressmen about the risk of leaving GM's fate in the hands of the Auto Task Force, or what he call

Ralph Nader: will the Auto Task Force guarantee cleaner GM cars?

Ralph Nader has a question for the Federal government regarding the GM bankruptcy. Actually, the perennial presidential candidate and long-time consumer advocate has a lot of questions for Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, two Congressmen on the Senate and House banking committees, respectively. In a letter sent yesterday, Nader asked some broad and wide ranging questions about the government's ability to get GM to make cleaner cars, something he said is "imperative." Nader is que

Nader wants FCC to probe GM's radio ties

In a letter to the FCC, Ralph Nader, the world's most visible consumer advocate, has requested an investigation into the advertising practices of General Motors with regard to several radio personalities.

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of DCX on Ohio tax incentives

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision by the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that ruled the state of Ohio's decision to use tax incentives to attract DaimlerChrysler's business was unconstitutional. Ohio had granted DCX an investment tax credit after the company decided to build its Toledo North Assembly plant in the st