Florida may get tougher auto emission standards

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The State of Florida may adopt California's tougher standards for auto and light truck emissions.

On Wednesday, the state's Environmental Regulation Commission is expected to vote on the standards.

Gov. Charlie Crist and environmentalists support the idea, and believe the standards will mean cleaner air and more fuel-efficient
vehicles, and reduce greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.

Manufacturers oppose the standards, saying they aren't
technically feasible, will increase car prices and reduce the
availability of certain vehicles in Florida.

Even if the commission approves the standards, there's a long
road ahead. They next would go to the Legislature and cannot be
implemented until a court challenge is resolved.

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