WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal appeals court has rejected the arguments posed by a dozen states and cities, along with environmental groups, to have the Bush administration regulate tailpipe greenhouse gases of new cars and trucks, reported the New York Times. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that the federal Environmental Protection Agency had the administrative discretion to decide, in 2003, not to order reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from new motor vehicles, as the states sought.

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