Sen. John McCain said this morning that states should be able to determine their own fuel efficiency standards.
The policy, which a dozen states are pushing, is strongly opposed by the domestic auto industry as a job-killing proposal that would seriously harm the industry.
McCain made his remarks before an audience of about 500 General Motors employees in Warren.
"It's hard for me to tell states that they can't impose whatever standards they decide to impose," McCain said. "I want to see Rick (Wagoner, GM’s CEO) sit down with the governor's and ask them what they need."
Wagoner said after the meeting that the company would prefer a national standard rather than state-by-state standards.“We think the current CAFÉ standards are challenging and we’d like to focus on working on them,” he said