EU Nears 3-Year Delay In Auto Emissions Reductions

Law360, New York (September 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A European Parliament committee on research and energy has voted to relax a proposed set of emissions efficiency standards for new cars, bowing to car makers and angering environmentalists who say that the sapped legislation will halt emissions reductions on the continent.

In a 35 to 21 vote, the Committee on Research, Industry and Energy on Monday adopted a weakened version of the European Commission's original proposal, pushing back by three years the proposed compliance date for car manufacturers to meet an emissions average of 120...
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