New U.S. Vehicle Standards Address Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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By Josh Voorhees and Robin Bravender

May 19, 2009

…But Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign, said today’s proposal was consistent with the Supreme Court’s Massachusetts v. EPA ruling, which affirmed EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

"I don’t think that there’s any doubt that global warming poses a threat to health and welfare, and I think the final formal finding will be forthcoming," Becker said. He added that the administration did not issue any formal regulations today; it merely laid out plans for the future….

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