New California emissions rules may hurt automakers


By Poornima Gupta DETROIT, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Automakers, already burdened with profit-eroding incentives and rising costs, face the expensive prospect of overhauling car and truck designs if California's reduced emissions rules go through, an auto industry group said on Monday. California air-quality regulators on Friday adopted the nation's first-ever rules to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases in cars and trucks by as much as 25 percent, beginning with the 2009 model ...

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