White House rolls out details of fuel economy, emissions standard — The biggest step the U.S. government has ever taken to cut CO2

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 Climate Progress

Sept. 15, 2009

By Joe

…“This is a very big deal,” said Daniel Becker of the Safe Climate Campaign, a group that has pushed for tougher mileage and emissions standards with the goal of curbing the heat-trapping gases that have been linked to global warming. “This is the single biggest step the American government has ever taken to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.”