25 Jul '11, 3pm

First Takes: India Overhauls Eco-Regulators, Real Benefits from Fake Plants, and More...

First Takes: India Overhauls Eco-Regulators, Real Benefits from Fake Plants, and More...

• India Overhauls Environmental Regulator: India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, yesterday announced a plan to create a new, independent environmental regulator that will "reforming the country's byzantine planning rules and enhanc[e] environmental protection." The move comes in the wake of public and industry uproar over a scattershot and inconsistent approach to permitting new projects by the current environmental regulator. Singh said yesterday that the new regulator will hold environmental protection at the same level as economic growth in making planning decisions. • Is Ford Leading the Charge Against Tougher Fuel Standards? Ford, the only U.S. automaker to avoid needing federal bailout funds, is also apparently "the driving force" behind ads critical of the White House's efforts to raise fuel efficiency standards to 56 mpg by 2025. From the WSJ: "The spots, put out...

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