EU Taps Brakes On Car Emissions Reduction Plan

Law360, New York (December 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Parliament and representatives of European Union member states gave a boost to car makers Monday when they tentatively agreed to a gradual implementation of planned caps on carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles, shooting down a stricter proposal by the European Commission to impose the limits on all new cars by 2012.

The compromise over the details of future targets on CO2 emissions from cars — reached Monday evening after a series of meetings between Parliament members and the French Presidency of the Council —...
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