Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Schwarzenegger to sue Bush over emissions

It seems remarkable that Republican Arnie has to file a lawsuit against the US government to be able to tighten its own environmental regulations.

Why are the EPA dragging their feet on this one - two years and counting.

The best quote is from Jerry Brown hinting at the political ramifications:

"It is highly significant that the most trumpeted Republican governor in America feels its absolutely necessary to sue the Bush administration in order to defend California's rights to protect the environment".

California set to sue over emissions [FT]

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, is on Wednesday expected to file a lawsuit against the US government over its failure to grant a waiver that would allow the state to set its own fuel emissions standards.

The state made the request for a waiver to implement new standards in 2005. But despite promises from the Environmental Protection Agency that its case was being looked at, no decision has yet been made on whether to issue the waiver. Mr Schwarzenegger warned the EPA six months ago that he would sue if one was not issued and the six-month deadline he imposed expired at the beginning of the week.


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