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President Announces Change in Government Stance on Vehicle Emissions

President Obama announced today that he was directing the EPA to reconsider the request by California to institute tougher standards for vehicle carbon dioxide emissions. It is expected that several other states may make similar requests if California, which was originally denied, is now granted approval. The move to review California’s request was reportedly hailed by Governor Schwarzenegger. In an attempt to address global warming issues the President also directed that federal fuel efficiency standards for 2011 be released by the Department of Transportation by March of this year.