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Will Congress Again Handicap U.S. Auto Competitiveness?

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Publication Date: January 1990

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Jim Burnley

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)
Manufacturing and industry (Automotive industry)

Keywords: Smart growth

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Respected scientists strongly disagree about the severity of the global warming problem that apparently is the motivation for the Senate committee's proposed change in CO2 auto emissions standards. This provision should not be viewed as an environmental matter at all. It should be judged not on its well-meaning intentions but on its near-certain results: new handicaps for the U.S. economy and America's international competitiveness.