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On Monday, Obama ordered new guidelines in place to start affecting cars sold in 2011.
He also promised a broader, bipartisan review with the auto industry.
Industry officials have also said they would face billions of dollars in new costs to meet the rules at a time when General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC have received billions in federal loans to stay afloat.
The Bush administration estimated the federal fuel economy rules would cost the industry more than $100 billion to implement the changes by 2020.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will appoint a special envoy for climate change as the Obama administration moves to restore America's credentials in environmental policy, said U.S. officials familiar with her decision.
Originally posted by nyk537
What good does seeing how our money, and our childrens money, is being flushed down the toilet? Will that make us feel better about the trashing of our futures?
I'd much rather know that it's going toward computers for schools, fixing roads and railways, solar research and manufacturing, windmills and moving toward energy independence, than some CEO's bathroom renovation, complete with refrigerator or a new corporate jet.