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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:43 PM
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Washington Post: White House Is Prepared to Set First National Limits on Greenhouse Gases
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White House Is Prepared to Set First National Limits on Greenhouse Gases

By David A. Fahrenthold and Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Obama administration on Tuesday formally proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, a move that signals the first federal limits on greenhouse-gas pollution.

In May, President Obama announced in a Rose Garden ceremony that cars would be held to a higher environmental standard. On Tuesday, officials filled in the details, linking fuel economy to emissions from vehicles.

The net effect would be to require manufacturers to ratchet up fuel economy 5 percent per year. In 2016, new cars and trucks would have to achieve an average rating of 35.5 miles per gallon. Cars currently must average 27.5 miles per gallon; light trucks must average 23.1 miles per gallon.

In an appearance Tuesday morning at a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Obama cited the proposed rules as a sign that his administration can find common ground between environmental groups and industry.

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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:46 PM
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1. Phew! Thought I wasn't going to be able to fart in my greenhouse anymore.
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Indenturedebtor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:28 AM
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2. They are likely approaching that goal in any case
This seems like a wet noodle to me.
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excess_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:18 AM
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3. more monster SUVs, wonderful .nt
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