December 10, 2008 4:20 PM

Effort to limit air-quality lawsuits dropped from auto bill

Democrats abandoned a plan that would've added to the auto bailout bill a provision barring car companies from pursuing lawsuits against California and other states that want to implement tougher tailpipe emission standards. The White House said it would veto any bill with that provision. California supporters decided they could wait for Obama to take office.

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