Arizona Repeals California Fuel Economy Rules
NADA: “It’s a Victory for Consumers”
WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2012) – The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) today praised the Arizona Governor’s office for repealing its adoption of California’s fuel economy program, which duplicates existing federal mandates. Arizona is the first state to repeal adoption of California’s fuel economy law.
In response, NADA issued the following statement:
“This is a victory for consumers. These duplicative rules would have made it more expensive for working men and women to find affordable transportation. Duplicative state-based fuel economy programs, like California’s, hurt consumers by limiting vehicle choice without providing commensurate environmental benefits. With two distinct federal standards already imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation, these rules were unnecessary. Auto dealers in Arizona and across the nation support fuel economy increases under a single, national fuel economy standard.”
Editor’s note: NADA applauds the efforts Bobbi Sparrow, president of the Arizona Automobile Dealers Association, who led the successful effort in both the state legislature and Governor’s office to reverse the state’s fuel economy mandate.
The NADA Story
The NADA story began in 1917 when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation’s capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience was born the National Automobile Dealers Association. Today, NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealerships with 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international. For more information, visit www.nada.org.