Obama to allow states to set stricter car standards
Over the objection of the car industry, the Obama administration will allow states like California to set their own stricter fuel and emissions standards.
Mon, Jan 26 2009 at 1:43 PM
We have an awesome President.
The Bush administration was supported by the auto industry in rejecting the request for states to set their own standards. Car companies didn't like the idea of having to make two different versions of the same car- one with great mileage and low emissions to sell in California and another with lower mileage spewing out more emissions to sell to the rest of us.
I don't know all the numbers behind the game, but with this news it'd seem to me that car companies would just choose to make the version of the car with better mileage and lower emissions on a hedge against the stricter national standards that are sure to come.
It's been an amazing first week since Obama's inauguration. I can't wait to see what the next 415 hold.
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