01/27/2009 - President Barack Obama opened an ambitious, double-barreled assault on global warming and U.S. energy woes Monday, moving quickly toward rules requiring cleaner-running cars that guzzle less gas — a must, he said, for "our security, our economy and our planet."
He also vowed to succeed where a long line of predecessors had failed in slowing U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
This time could be different, said Phyllis Cuttino, director of a global warming campaign for the Pew Environment Group.
"It is very telling that at a time when he's working feverishly to pass an $825 billion stimulus package, he took these concrete steps on day six," she said. "That speaks volumes to his commitment." Environmental advocates, she added, are "all going to be applauding him — and holding his feet to the fire."
Read the complete article Obama Orders Push to Cleaner, More Efficient Cars on the Associated Press' Web site.