Schwarzenegger pledges to implement new vehicle emission standards (2)

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"I applaud President Obama for continuing to take action on this issue and working to enact policies that will make us globally competitive," Schwarzenegger said. "Today's action will help spur continued vehicle innovation that will save consumers money, protect American jobs and improve our air quality."

He said California is leading the way in enacting ambitious policies and programs that are promoting green economy, reducing dependency on oil and combating climate change by reducing emissions.

California has been a national leader in the fight against global warming, passing several laws, including AB 1493 which required California to establish new standards for motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions beginning in model year 2009.

The state filed a lawsuit against the EPA in 2008 to overturn its decision denying California's waiver request to enforce the state's tailpipe emissions standards after the California Air Resources Board requested the waiver in 2005. The EPA granted California's waiver in June 2009.

The Obama Administration announced last September that the EPA will adopt a vehicle emissions standard modeled after California's first-in-the-nation standard.

Source: Xinhua
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