WASHINGTON-Goodyear and Michelin Tire Corp., showing how tire technology can save fuel and cut air pollution, were among exhibiting firms at the April 21 White House Conference on Climate Action, at George Washington University. Held on the eve of Earth Day, the conference emphasized strategies and technologies to implement the Clinton administration's Global Climate Action Plan. Speeches by Vice President Albert Gore, Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary and others were followed by ``breakout sessions'' at which environmental action programs for various industries were discussed.
Prompted in part by Michelin, one of President Clinton's recommendations for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases is to label tires for fuel efficiency (i.e. rolling resistance). The Michelin booth concentrated on the feasibility of such labeling. Goodyear presented data on how low rolling resistance can reduce the consumption of motor fuel.