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 Long-Sought Decision on Waiver Allows California, Other States to Slash Oil Dependence, Tackle Warming

Washington, D.C. June 30, 2009
The Environmental Protection Agency today reversed one of the most controversial decisions of the previous administration and granted California the Clean Air Act “waiver” that it and more than a dozen other states need to move forward with their landmark global warming emissions standards for vehicles. Today’s announcement will be followed by a rulemaking process for the Obama administration’s comprehensive national plan for clean cars.

Granting the waiver will allow California and the other states to move forward with standards for the model years 2009-2016. President Obama recently announced a national standard mirroring California’s effort to cut global warming emissions from tailpipes 30 percent by 2016. That standard will be in effect for the model years 2012-2016, during which time California and the other states shall defer to the national standard.

(From Sierra Club posting)

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