Clean Cars

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NPR's Ina Jaffe reports that California is poised to become the first state to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that come from car exhaust. Most scientists believe greenhouse gases contribute to global warming. The bill directs state regulators to come up with emissions standards by 2006. Auto manufacturers say the bill would force them to design special cars for California only — and add that there aren't many ways to reduce the natural byproducts of combustion.



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