Monday, February 05, 2007

MD may adopt CA emissions standards

Under Maryland's "Clean Car" proposal, it could join 10 other states in adopting California's vehicle tailpipe emissions standards. This would require automakers to cut emissions fleetwide of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, and benzene by 2011. Governor Martin O'Malley has made this one of his legislative priorities, and Senate President Thomas. V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch have also lent their support. One legislator told the Baltimore Sun,
"I think this bill is an affordable and extremely important step forward with respect to air pollution, health of Marylanders, and global warming."
The changes would be completely in place by 2016, by which CO2 emissions would be cut about 30 percent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm a MD resident and we're really excited about the bill here. We're hoping it's passed quickly!