EU Panel Favors Stricter Rules On Car Emissions

Law360, New York (September 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an upset for car makers, a panel of the European Parliament has shot down a compromise proposal on gradually reducing carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles and instead has backed a stricter European Commission plan to cut emissions.

In a 46-19 vote, the environment committee on Thursday approved the EC plan, which aims to slash CO2 emissions from 160 grams per kilometer to 120 grams beginning in 2012, and rebuffed a weaker version of the plan that was floated by Parliament’s conservative and socialist parties and...
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