Obama's Rules of the Road

President Obama's Bush rollback continues: The Wall Street Journal reports that Obama plans "to call on the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to consider allowing states including California to regulate automobile greenhouse-gas emissions." President Bush had previously rebuked California for trying to do so. Though national emissions standards are in place, California had hoped to accelerate reductions within its own borders. Obama is also planning to instruct the Department of Transportation to write new automobile fuel-economy standards by March so they can be implemented for model year 2011—a move Bush had pledged to take before leaving office but ultimately left to Obama.