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EPA Denies California Waiver

Friday, February 29, 2008
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The Environmental Protection Agency says it denied California's Greenhouse Gas Waiver because the problem isn't unique to the state.

The E.P.A. released a long-awaited scientific justification for its decision blocking the state from reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.

A 48-page decision document argues California doesn't have "compelling and extraordinary conditions" required under the Clean Air Act because the rest of the nation also suffers the effects of global warming.

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