Thursday, December 20, 2007

Makes Sense
So why did Bush decide to support the Energy bill, despite its increasing the fuel efficiency standards slightly? So that the next day, his administration could announce it is - for the first time ever - rejecting state applications to set their own higher standards.
The Bush administration sided with automakers yesterday, thwarting a California law to regulate tailpipe emissions as part of an aggressive campaign to slow global warming.

The ruling by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a setback for California and more than a dozen other states planning to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

The federal government had never before blocked California's efforts to enact tougher air quality rules.

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