US denies California bid to set emissions standard

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WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Bush administration said late on Wednesday it would deny California's application to set a strict vehicle emissions standard to fight global warming. "It is my intent to deny the waiver," Stephen Johnson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said in a conference call with reporters. Johnson said California did not present a compelling enough case to merit full approval of its plan to force automakers to make vehicles that cut ...

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