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Vermont Auto Ruling
(2007-09-14)
(wgvu) - A Vermont judge's ruling against the auto
industry over rules curbing greenhouse gas emissions could have
national ramifications.
Automakers had challenged the limits developed by California
that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide
emissions from cars and trucks by 2016.
The industry said that would require average fuel economy
standards to surpass 43 miles per gallon. The current requirement
is 27.5 mpg for passenger cars.
It could stifle similar litigation pursued by car makers while
placing more pressure on Congress to implement strict fuel economy
rules.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers represents General
Motors, Ford, Toyota and others. It has not said whether it will
appeal the Vermont decision.
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