Bush Asks Agencies to Cut Emissions

Orders plans for regulating greenhouse gases by term's end
By Greg Atwan,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2007 4:07 PM CDT
Bush Asks Agencies to Cut Emissions
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(Newser) – President Bush stepped up to the plate on global warming today, ordering the the EPA, transportation and other agencies to begin to regulate vehicle emissions by the time he leaves office. Chided by the Supreme Court last month for failing to protect the environment, Bush asked agencies to prepare plans, but offered no other details.

Spokesman Tony Snow says the White House still favors a "market-based approach" over mandatory standards for vehicles and businesses. But environmental groups are already saying nay, arguing that no effort can fight climate change without a cap on carbon emissions. (Read more climate change stories.)

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