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Legalwatch: Legislation To Oversee Auto Dealers In The Works

Legalwatch: Legislation To Oversee Auto Dealers In The Works

With the recent restructuring of Chrysler and General Motors, there's been a lot of focus on auto dealers -- particularly those who were axed from the two companies' networks. Considerable time and energy on Capitol Hill has been dedicated to protecting dealers during the bankruptcy process, but... read more

October 13, 2009 by  - 1
 
Clunkers

UPDATE: GOP Will Oppose Cash-For-Clunkers in Senate

Last week, we reported that the US House of Representatives voted 316 to 109 to pass HR 3445, which allocates another $2 billion to Cash-for-Clunkers from an energy-loan... read more August 3, 2009 by  5


 
Dr. Steven Chu

Hydrogen Fuel News: Science vs. Politics (Guess Who Wins)

Former president Bush devoted chunks of money to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, launching research projects across the country. Unfortunately, the Obama administration... read more July 29, 2009 by  0


 
Sleazy Car Salesman

Cash-For-Clunkers Kicks Off; Dealers Grumble About Registration, Requirements

Today marks the official start of the federal government's cash-for-clunkers program (sometimes referred to as the "Car Allowance Rebate System" and sometimes as the... read more July 27, 2009 by  8


 
U.S. Capitol

BREAKING: Feds Release Sneak Peek At Cash-For-Clunkers Rules

In an effort to meet its deadline for releasing the rules of the federal "Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save" initiative (i.e. the official, clunky name of the... read more July 24, 2009 by  7


 
Capitol Hill

Natural Gas Sweeping Through Congress

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that oil baron-turned-wind baron T. Boone Pickens was lobbying the Senate for new legislation to fund the development of natural... read more July 22, 2009 by  0


 
Capitol Hill

Senate Moderates Deal Unions A Minor Smackdown

Moderate Democrats in the U.S. Senate have handed union organizers a minor defeat this week by trimming a "card check" provision from a pending labor bill. The provision... read more July 17, 2009 by  0


 
U.S. Capitol

House Approves Chrysler, GM Dealer-Reinstatement Legislation

From Washington comes potentially bad news for Chrysler Group and General Motors Company: yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would reinstate... read more July 17, 2009 by  2


 
U.S. Capitol

Consumer Groups Lobby For Liability Warnings on Chrysler Vehicles

The United States Federal Trade Commission has received a petition from consumer organizations worried about Chrysler vehicles manufactured prior to April 30, 2009, when the... read more July 16, 2009 by  0


 
GM Logo

GM Allegedly Pressures Remaining Dealers To Oppose Reinstatement Legislation

Last week we mentioned that Congress is considering legislation that would turn back the clock on the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcies -- at least as far as dealers... read more July 13, 2009 by  1


 
T. Boone Pickens with President Barack Obama

T. Boone Pickens Pushes Natural Gas Boom

Oil baron-turned-clean tech tycoon T. Boone Pickens has been spending lots of time in D.C. these days, pushing for a variety of changes in U.S. energy policy. Yesterday he... read more July 9, 2009 by  3


 
U.S. Capitol

Disenfranchised Dealers Battle Chrysler, GM In D.C.

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering not one, but two bills that would provide legal remedies to the 2,100 dealers cut from the Chrysler and GM networks during... read more July 9, 2009 by  2


 
U.S. Capitol

On Capitol Hill: New Bill Aims To Boost DOE Fund For Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Development

Remember those loans we mentioned on Tuesday--the ones that the Department of Energy made to Ford, Nissan, and Tesla for the development of fuel-efficient vehicles? At the... read more June 26, 2009 by  1


 
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