The bill sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., would overturn a 2007 Supreme Court decision that said the EPA has the legal right to regulate tailpipe emissions as a danger to public health under the Clean Air Act.
The Republican bill would bar EPA from taking part in setting future standards — and would bar California from limiting tailpipe emissions.
Instead, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would have sole authority to set Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.
Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., praised General Motors Co. and its extended-range Chevrolet Volt, saying Congress should help businesses "innovate."
From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110310/AUTO01/103100441/House-panel-votes-to-bar-EPA-tailpipe-emission-regulations#ixzz1GHwvzRl1
Help. To "innovate".
The piece's author is of the opinion that "but the measure's future is uncertain."
And the NHTSA needs to go along with the other POS alphabet agencies.