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Ruling on California's plan to regulate auto emissions

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by TEG, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

    Aug 20, 2006
    Silicon Valley
    So much for that.

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Wednesday
    said it will deny California's request to regulate carbon dioxide
    emissions from automobiles, a setback for environmentalists and a
    victory for automakers.

    The administration said an energy bill signed into law hours earlier
    by President George W. Bush means no further action is needed to cut
    carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles, which account for about 30
    percent of the U.S. total.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, charged with making the
    decision, found that the landmark law to raise automobile fuel
    standards by 40 percent by 2020 was a "better approach" than
    a "patchwork" of state rules.

    California needed a waiver from the EPA to implement a law it passed
    this year to force automakers to make vehicles that cut emissions 25
    percent by the 2009 model year...
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    CA CA
    This Sucks

    The only reason Detroit agreed to the eviscerated energy bill was so they could pull this.

    35 MPG?!
    Whoopee. (insert sarcastic emoticon here)

    So Carter's programs of the 70s that Regan killed in the 80s is reinstated and we are supposed to be grateful?

    California is going to sue the EPA. I’m for Arnie kicking butt T2 style on this one.
  3. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

    Nov 12, 2006

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