THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES THREE TO THE FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON GREENHOUSE
GAS EMISSIONS FROM PERSONAL MOTOR VEHICLES
President Clinton today announced three additional appointments to the Committee on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Personal Motor Vehicles. The following were appointed today:
Patrick Dougherty is a member of the Missouri House of Representatives and Chairman of the Energy and Environment Committee.
Sonia Hamel is the Director of Air Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Office of Environmental Affairs.
George Giek is the Managing Director of the Auto Engineering and Road Services of the American Automobile Association.
The Federal Advisory Committee on Greenhouse Gas Emissions is an unprecedented effort to bring together auto industry representatives, environmentalists, state and local officials, and other interested parties to develop recommendations for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks well into the next century.
In October 1993 the President issued the Climate Change Action Plan which committed the U.S. to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000 and called for a process to address greenhouse gas emissions in the post-2000 period. Because many experts expect the transportation sector to be the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the future, the Committee is charged with seeking policies that, if adopted, would cost-effectively return emissions from personal motor vehicles to their 1990 level by the years 2005, 2015 and 2025. A report from the Committee making recommendations to the President is due in a year.