Issue Date: September 17, 2007
Court Says States May Regulate Greenhouse Gases
States may regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new cars and trucks, a federal trial court ruled last week. Rejecting automakers' arguments, the U.S. District Court in Vermont said state controls on greenhouse gas emissions do not conflict with federal fuel economy standards, which can be set only by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The case builds on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in April that vehicle emissions of CO2, a major greenhouse gas, . . .
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