WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House environmental adviser says the
administration plan to combine tighter emission standards with
higher fuel efficiency will protect consumer choice and provide
Carol Browner, who headed the Environmental Protection Agency
during the Clinton administration, called the accommodation with
the industry on new rules "truly historic." She says the
regulatory changes are "long overdue."
Browner is a key environmental and energy adviser to President
Barack Obama. She said in an interview on CBS's "The Early Show"
that consumers will save money on fuel and that the environment
will be healthier for everybody.
Obama plans to propose the first-ever national emission limits
for cars and trucks today along with a 35.5 miles per gallon
requirement by 2016.