Issue Date: February 2, 2009
Obama Inks Emissions Orders
Last week, President Barack Obama directed EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to take action likely to force automakers to increase cars' fuel economy while cutting their emissions of carbon dioxide. Obama instructed Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to issue a final rule increasing the corporate average fuel-economy standard from the current 22.5 mpg for model year 2011 cars. A 2007 law requires DOT to begin ratcheting up this standard . . .
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