US To Set Emissions Standards For Heavy Trucks

Law360, New York (May 21, 2010, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The White House on Friday announced that it would implement first-ever federal fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the latest in a series of moves by the Obama administration to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions.

President Barack Obama signed a memorandum Friday directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation to create the new policy, which would apply to trucks starting in model year 2014.

The announcement comes on the heels of April's unveiling of new national standards for emissions for...
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