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Once again, California is leading the way in environmental efforts, instituting a green performance label for every new car sold in the state. Currently voluntary, the so-called "environmental performance" rating sticker will become a requirement starting January 1, 2009. According to Edmunds' Green Car Advisor, new car dealers will be mandated to attach eco labels, such as the one pictured above, to all '09 model year vehicles. Each car's greenhouse gas impact will be rated "on a 1-10 scale, with the highest scores representing the least impact, so a ‘9' will be greener than a ‘7'." California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols said the new state law was created to "arm consumers with the information they need to choose a vehicle that saves gas, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps fight smog." For a list of the cleanest vehicles on the market, visit