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Environmentalists Push Stricter Emissions Standards

November 21st, 2008 by flanews

The Environmental Regulation Commission postponed a vote today on rules that would require cars being sold in Florida to meet sticker emissions standards.

The rules are in place in California and are aimed at cutting down on greenhouse gases. Deputy Director for Audubon of Florida Eric Draper said if the auto industry doesnt clean up its act, global warming could drastically change the state.

We have a goal of reducing greenhouse gases in Florida by 80 million metric tons and thats a big number but if we dont do that the oceans are going to rise were going to start seeing massive coastal erosions and cities like Jacksonville and Miami will be under water, said Draper.

The Environmental Regulation Commission will discuss the rules again on December 2nd.

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