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EPA urged to reverse auto emissions rule

March 5, 2009 8:43:56 AM PST
The head of California's air pollution agency says the federal government made a mistake when it blocked her state from setting its own standards for controlling auto emissions. Mary Nichols told a packed Environmental Protection Agency hearing just outside Washington that if the state is unable to control the gases blamed for global warming from cars and trucks, its other air pollution problems will get worse.

California officials urged the EPA to reverse it's March 2008 ruling. President Barack Obama has ordered the agency to reconsider the Bush-era decision.

Thirteen other states and the District of Columbia want to adopt California's standards, which would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in new cars and trucks by 2016.


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