Presidential Announcements and Letters of Support related to Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This web page provides links to Presidential announcements related to EPA’s greenhouse gas emissions standards and NHTSA’s fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. This page also provides links to letters of commitment received by the agencies from stakeholders at important milestones in the rulemaking process, and which are associated with Presidential announcements.
February 2014 Presidential Announcement
In February 2014, President Obama announced the timeline for issuing post-2018 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles.
- 2014 White House Announcement (February 18, 2014)
July 2011 Presidential Announcement and Stakeholder Commitment Letters
In July 2011, President Obama announced a historic agreement with major automakers and other stakeholders, on fuel efficiency goals for the next phase of light-duty GHG and CAFE standards.
- 2011 White House Announcement (July 2011)
- Fact Sheet: EPA and NHTSA, in Coordination with California, Announce Plans to Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks - Regulatory Announcement (PDF)(4 pp, 187 K, EPA-420-F-11-027, July 2011)
- Supplemental Notice of Intent (PDF)(12 pp, 900 K, publihsed August 9, 2011)to issue standards for Model Year 2017-2025 vehicles.
- 2011 Commitment Letters for 2017-2025 Light-Duty National Program
The State of California and major automakers showed their support for a continued national program of light-duty GHG and CAFE standards by sending letters to the agencies in July 2011.
May 2010 Presidential Announcement, Memorandum, and Stakeholder Commitment Letters
In May 2010, President Obama requested that EPA and NHTSA take additional coordinated steps to produce a new generation of clean vehicles. Following that announcement, EPA and the Department of Transportation announced they would work together to develop a program to improve fuel efficiency and reduce GHG emissions for commercial trucks, and adopt a second-phase of GHG and fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles.
- 2010 White House Announcement(May 21, 2010)
- 2010 Presidential Memorandum(May 21, 2010)
- Fact Sheet: EPA and NHTSA to Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks; Begin Process for Further Light-Duty Standards (PDF)(5 pp, 209 K, EPA-420-F-10-038, May 2010)
- 2010 Commitment Letters for MY2017-2025 Light-Duty and MY 2014-2018 Heavy-Duty Programs
The State of California and major automobile and truck manufacturers showed their support for a national heavy-duty GHG and fuel efficiency program as well as further light-duty GHG and CAFE standards by sending letters to the agencies in May 2010.
May 2009 Presidential Announcement and Stakeholder Commitment Letters
In May 2009, President Obama announced a national policy that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. Following that announcement, EPA and the Department of Transportation issued a Notice stating that the two agencies would work together to establish national vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for Model Year 2012-2016 passenger vehicles.
- 2009 White House Announcement(May 19, 2009)
- Fact Sheet: EPA Will Propose Historic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles (PDF)(4 pp, 462 K, EPA-420-F-09-028, May 2009)
- Notice of Upcoming Joint Rulemaking for Model Year 2012-2016 Vehicles (PDF)(6 pp, 160K, published May 22, 2009)
- 2009 Commitment Letters for MY 2012-2016 Light-Duty National Program
The State of California and major automakers showed their support for a national program of light-duty GHG and CAFE standards by sending letters to the agencies in May 2009.