Pres. Clinton kowtowed to the Republican leadership on Saturday by signing into law a transportation funding bill that contained a provision extending for another year a freeze on developing or even studying new fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. A White House spokesperson said that although the administration believed the provision was “ill-advised,” the president wanted to get transportation funds to states and communities as quickly as possible. Enviros are unhappy with Clinton’s lack of leadership on the fuel-efficiency issue.