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Granholm expected to visit White House

By Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Network

Lansing, MI – Governor Granholm is expected to visit the White House today so she can participate in an announcement on new vehicle emissions standards.

The White House has confirmed Governor Granholm will be one of the people standing alongside President Obama when he announces a plan to reduce emissions from new cars and trucks by almost a third over the next six years. The plan could lay to rest a feud between the Detroit carmakers and California over that state's plans to pursue tailpipe rules that are much stricter than the federal standards.

There's no word - nor would any be expected - on whether the president and the governor intend to discuss his nomination of someone to replace U-S Supreme Court Justice David Souter. News reports have named Granholm as one of a half dozen people being seriously considered for the nomination. The governor and her aides refuse to publicly discuss the topic.

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