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Bush orders rules meant to curb greenhouse gases

Story Highlights• President Bush orders new regulations to reduce vehicle emissions
• Rules meant to lower greenhouse gas emissions due by 2008, Bush says
• Supreme Court rules that greenhouse gases should be considered pollutants
• Democrats in Congress working on own plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions

In a Rose Garden announcement, Bush said he wanted to move ahead, pending any separate legislative approaches. The new rules will “cut gasoline consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles,” he said.

But the Bush executive order telling several agencies to finish the work by 2008 also said they must take into account the views of the general public, the impact the new rules would have on safety, scientific knowledge, available technology and the cost. Bush’s term ends January 20, 2009.

“This is a complex legal and technical matter and it’s going to take time to fully resolve,” he said.

This isn’t that complex….just ride a bike. Make it easier to get to and from work on bicycle Mr. Bush….

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