EPA Defends Veto Of California Clean Air Act Waiver

Law360, New York (January 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In the latest showdown over regulations to address global warming, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Stephen Johnson squared off with a Senate subcommittee on Thursday over whether California should be able to set its own caps on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.

Johnson had denied California a waiver from the Clean Air Act last month that would have allowed the state to regulate these emissions. Fourteen other states had indicated that they were at least in the process of adopting automotive emissions standards similar to California's....
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