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Obama counters Bush on auto standards

Says sound science supports changes

President Obama signed an executive order on emissions. President Obama signed an executive order on emissions. (Ron Edmonds/ Associated Press)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / January 27, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President Obama yesterday swept aside his predecessor's skepticism about global warming and reluctance to goad US automakers into producing more fuel-efficient vehicles, issuing orders that he said would lay the groundwork for breaking the nation's dependence on oil from unfriendly regimes and help stave off the effects of global warming. (Full article: 1068 words)

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