Posted by: mutantpoodle | January 25, 2009

Elections have consequences (a continuing series)

2008-election-finalCalifornia will get to set automobile efficiency and emission standards:

President Obama will direct federal regulators on Monday to move swiftly on an application by California and 13 other states to set strict automobile emission and fuel efficiency standards, two administration officials said Sunday evening….

Mr. Obama’s presidential memorandum will order the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the Bush administration’s past rejection of the California application. While it stops short of flatly ordering the Bush decision reversed, the agency’s regulators are now widely expected to do so after completing a formal review process.

President Obama tosses this one into the Gordian knot category of Bush policies to undo. If only they all were this straightforward.

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