President Barack Obama reportedly plans to keep a campaign promise that struggling automakers say will add to their costs, signing an order today allowing California and other states to set their own fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards.

The New York Times reported Sunday evening on its Web site that Obama would clear the way for individual states to exceed national fuel economy and emissions standards.

Detroit and foreign automakers have waged a lengthy legal fight against California's rules, which set new limits on vehicle emissions to fight global warming. Seventeen other states have adopted or pledged to put the rules in place.

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Costly Mistake? Obama To Allow States To Set Emissions And Fuel Economy Standards

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