House Looks to Overturn EPA on California Emissions

by Julie Walsh on March 10, 2008

in Blog

House Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to overturn a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to block California from setting its own emissions standards for automobiles.

Last spring, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could set their own regulations on the emission of carbon dioxide. The California emissions standards were scheduled to take effect in model year 2009 and provide a 30 percent fleet-wide reduction in emissions by 2016 – vehicles sold in California would have to meet those standards.

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