Obama Accelerates State Auto Emissions Limits

Law360, New York (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- President Barack Obama directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to move quickly to allow California and more than a dozen states to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, wasting no time in addressing his promise to step up state and federal climate change initiatives.

“This moment of peril must be turned to one of progress,” Obama said after signing his first two presidential memorandums on energy independence issues.

“Instead of serving as a partner, Washington stood in their way,” he added. “The days of...
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