Thursday, January 03, 2008

California Sues the Fed!

Some information today on California's suit against the EPA from NYTimes and The case has been brought by Gov. Schwarzenegger due to a waiver requested by the state of the federal government to make more stringent its greenhouse gas emissions standards. The EPA rejected the waiver on grounds that new federal standards would be "more efficient" than California's proposed standards and that, contrary to the state's claim, no state is more greatly affected than another in terms of the effects of global warming.

Gov. Schwarzenegger made the following statement concerning the waiver rejection:
It is unconscionable that the federal government is keeping California and 19 other states from adopting these standards.
They are ignoring the will of millions of people who want their government to take action in the fight against global warming. That's why, at the very first legal opportunity, we're suing to reverse the US EPA's wrong decision.
Who knew Arnold kept a pair of birkenstocks and a hemp necklace in his closet?

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