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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Maine Vehicles To Be Less Exhausting

Maine today adopted strict emissions standards for new cars and trucks sold in the state. The standards will take effect in 2009.
The regulations, which were unanimously approved by the Bureau of Environmental Protection, would be identical to those in California. They are expected to reduce global warming tailpipe emissions by 22 percent by 2012 and by 30 percent by 2016, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

"This is a giant step in MaineĀ“s commitment to address global warming," said Jon Hinck of the Natural Resources Council of Maine. "The techniques and technology have been proven, and the new generation of vehicles will also save Mainers money on gas. Car makers should just do the right thing." [Link]
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