On March 26, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its report, “Greenhouse Gas Emission Standard for Light-Duty Automobiles: Status of Early Credit Program for Model Years 2009-2011.” The report found that seventeen manufacturers received more than 209 million credits by having their 2009 to 2011 model year fleets comply with greenhouse gas emission reduction standards. Each credit equates to a reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide emissions. The credits can be applied in the future when standards become stricter.