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Bush calls for rules to reduce emissions

In reversal, orders EPA to target climate change

President Bush, with Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. President Bush, with Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)
By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / May 15, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- Spurred by a Supreme Court ruling, President Bush yesterday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency and three other federal departments to write new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and trucks, reversing his position that the federal government lacks the authority to mandate changes to curb one of the chief causes of global warming. (Full article: 972 words)

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