Obama EPA Could Support Calif. Auto Emissions Rule

Law360, New York (November 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- California could finally receive the waiver it has been seeking from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate emissions from automobiles, allowing another dozen states to follow suit, once President-elect Barack Obama takes office next year.

Obama has shown support for the California initiative since the Bush administration denied the state's request last year by co-sponsoring legislation that would direct the EPA to reverse its decision.

California's planned regulation of auto emissions would also fit well with the president-elect's environmental platform, which stresses the importance of...
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