LOS ANGELES - California air regulators Friday unanimously approved the world's most stringent rules to reduce auto emissions that contribute to global warming — a move that could affect car and truck buyers from coast to coast. Under the regulations, the auto industry must cut exhaust from cars and light trucks by 25 percent and from larger trucks and sport utility vehicles by 18 percent. The industry will have until 2009 to begin introducing cleaner technology, and will have until 2016 to meet the new exhaust standards. "This landmark decision sets a course for California that is likely to be copied throughout the U.S. and other countries," said Alan Lloyd, chairman of the California Air Resources Board. He added that the board's decision continues its tradition of setting standards that drive improvements in pollution-cutting technologies. Read entire story here.