Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Environmental Standards

President Barack Obama will be imposing tougher nationwide emission standards on the auto manufacturers that apparently will bring us up to California's standards but the rules won't go into effect for three years (I guess this to give the auto manufacturers time to recuperate and comply with the standards).

This may be all that is possible for now and it may be the only way he can get the best standards (as opposed to any watered-down legislative bill) but in 2012 the president will be up for re-election and if he loses his success might undo what he had done.

We may eventually need legislation protecting Obama's environmental legacy.

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