EPA Moves Ahead With California’s Emissions Request

Law360, New York (April 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- California can revive its petition to establish the first set of standards to reduce tailpipe emissions in the U.S. following this week’s Supreme Court ruling that empowered the Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on vehicle emissions.

The state has been looking for an exemption from the federal Clean Air Act since 2005 to propose emissions standards that will curb greenhouse gases, but the EPA had blocked California’s efforts, claiming that only the U.S. Department of Transportation could establish fuel economy standards.

But in a 5-4...
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