EPA schedules hearing on Calif. waiver request

  • 09-Feb-2009 02:56 EST

The U.S. EPA will hold a public hearing March 5 on California's request to set its own standards for greenhouse-gas emissions. The California Air Resources Board's 2005 waiver request was denied by the Bush administration in 2006, but President Barack Obama has instructed the EPA to reconsider it. Automakers in general are opposed to the waiver not only because it could force them to adopt fuel-saving technologies that are expensive to develop, but also because it would force them to offer what they describe as a difficult-to-manage product mix specific to California and whichever other states choose to adopt the Golden State's tough greenhouse-gas standards. In addition to taking testimony at the March 5 hearing in Arlington, VA, the EPA is accepting written comments through April 6.

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