US states may regain control of vehicle emissions

日期:2019-03-02 01:08:01 作者:慕毋 阅读:

PRESIDENT Barack Obama is cleaning up after George W. Bush. Within a week of taking office, Obama ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider Bush’s policy of banning states from implementing their own standards for tailpipe emissions. At issue is a law in California adopted in 2004 that limited emissions from new cars sold in the state. Each car manufacturer had been given until 2016 to cut average emissions across all models in their range by 30 per cent. But the law soon stalled and was eventually blocked by the EPA. Given Obama’s executive order,