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07/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Anti-Smog Setback: Penalty for Nonhybrid Cab Owners Blocked

Judge Paul A. Crotty of Federal District Court in Manhattan said a plan to financially penalize taxi owners who refused to buy hybrid cars amounted to an effort by the city to mandate emissions standards �" a right that, under existing laws, belongs solely to the federal government.

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