US, Calif. Sync Auto Emissions Deadline

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 7:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation and California have agreed to a shared deadline to streamline fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for the next generation of cars.

The EPA and the DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have adopted the same timetable as California, aiming to propose standards for cars made between 2017 and 2025 by Sept. 1.

The shared deadline represents a new collaborative approach and could lead to the extension of the current National Clean Car Program, giving...
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