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EPA To Reconsider Calif. Emissions Waiver

Law360 (February 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a widely expected move, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it would reconsider California's request to set its own, more stringent limits on greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles.

The EPA had denied California's request for a waiver in December 2007, sparking a lawsuit from the state and various environmental groups. But on Jan. 26, newly elected President Obama directed the EPA to reanalyze the issue.

“Instead of serving as a partner, Washington stood in their way,” Obama said at the time. “The...
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