In an announcement that should come as little surprise to anyone paying close attention, Lisa Jackson, President-elect Obama's newly-nominated EPA
administrator, has said that she will immediately revisit the topic of whether individual states have the right to enact laws governing carbon emissions. Any laws made by individual states would have the effect of jacking up the national fuel economy
requirements, which are themselves currently up in the air
, since carbon dioxide is a natural byproduct created when burning fossil fuels. These desire for state-specific laws started in, not surprisingly, California, though other states would surely adopt the far-left state's set of rules if given the chance.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
, representing most of the major automakers in the U.S., opposes the notion that states should be allowed to set their own greenhouse gas laws, instead favoring a national standard, whatever that may be. This is an issue that has been fought back and forth for a long time and one that isn't likely to be resolved any time soon.
[Source: Automotive News
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