THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES WAYNE SHACKELFORD TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON
PERSONAL MOTOR VEHICLE GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS
President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Wayne Shackelford as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Personal Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Reductions.
Mr. Shackelford is the Commissioner of Transportation for the State of Georgia and President of the American Association of State Highway Transporation Officials (AASHTO). He is the former Executive Assistant to the Gwinnett County Commission and former Manager of Property Development for the Conroy Company.
The Advisory Committee on Personal Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Reductions 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.