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In his first big environmental move, President Obama will allow states to curb auto emissions. The move comes after a request last week from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who asked the President for the power to set tough limits on emissions. A federal waiver is required to set higher standards. California asked for this ability in 2007 but was denied by the Bush Administration. The state wants to force auto makers to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in new cars by 2016. With the new rule in place other states will be able to follow this lead. read more in the AP.

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