ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) California is urging the Obama
administration to let the state set its own limits on greenhouse
gas emissions from cars.
The head of the state's air pollution agency today urged federal
regulators to reverse a decision from the Bush administration. It
blocks the state from setting those limits.
Mary Nichols spoke at a hearing by the Environmental Protection
Agency near Washington. She said if the state can't control the
gases blamed for global warming from cars and trucks, its other air
pollution problems will get worse. She was joined by environmental
groups and officials from six other states.
President Barack Obama has told the EPA to reconsider the
But Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan said the agency should develop
national standards to limit greenhouse gas emissions. He said those
efforts should coincide with attempts already under way at the
Transportation Department to improve fuel economy.