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EPA hearing on Calif. emission limits

March 5, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The head of California's air pollution agency wants federal regulators to allow her state to set its own limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.Mary Nichols, chairperson of the state air resources Board, told an Environmental Protection Agency hearing Thursday that pollution problems in California will worsen, if the state can't control greenhouse gases from vehicles.

Greenhouse gases are blamed for global warming, but the Bush Administration blocked California officials from setting such standards last year.

Thirteen other states and the District of Columbia want to adopt California's standards, which would cut greenhouse emissions by thirty percent in new cars andb trucks by 2016.


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