NYC cabs can stay yellow

WASHINGTON (AP) - March 1, 2011

The Supreme Court won't let New York City force taxi operators to buy hybrids.

The high court refused to hear an appeal by city officials over Big Apple fuel efficiency standards.

A lower court had blocked the new regs.

The federal judges ruled it's up to Uncle Sam, not local officials, to mandate fuel and mileage standards.

The Supreme Court is letting that ruling stand.

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