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EPA grants Calif.'s emission waiver

The Obama administration announced today that it will give California the waiver it needs to begin regulating greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks, ending the state's seven-year battle to enforce its own stringent tailpipe standards. The decision comes a little more than a month after President Obama unveiled a suite of new national auto standards that weds federal fuel-economy standards with California's proposed emissions standards, making today's announcement anticlimactic.

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