THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES HANK DITTMAR TO THE FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM PERSONAL MOTOR VEHICLES President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Hank
Dittmar as Member to the Federal Advisory Committee on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Personal Motor Vehicles, 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.
Mr. Dittmar is Executive Director of the Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) a coalition of over one hundred organizations who seek to ensure that transportation policy and investments help conserve energy, protect environmental and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy, promote social equity, and make communities more livable. Prior to assuming his present position at STPP, Mr. Dittmar served as Manager of Legislation and Finance for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in Oakland, California. From 1984-1989, Mr. Dittmar was the Director of the Santa Monica Airport and served as Senior Administrative Analyst for Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines.
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.