Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the warpath again, demanding
Schwarzenegger said since ten percent of all new vehicle sold in the
Eleven other states, including
Meanwhile, California Attorney General Jerry Brown launched his own attack on the current rules. Brown said in a statement that the Bush administration is “acting in collusion with the auto and oil industries'' to delay emissions standards and said
Last week, President George W. Bush ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to devise new rules for controlling CO2 emissions.
Schwarzenegger and Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell said in an op-ed piece published in the Washington Post that the Bush administration is trying to short-circuit tougher standards.
Steven Douglas of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers testified Tuesday that it is the view of the
“Because the only feasible way to reduce the amount of current carbon-based fuel consumption from automobiles is to reduce the amount of fuel a vehicle uses, automobile engineers from
“In this light, a patchwork of state-level fuel economy regulations as is now proposed by
The alliance also said
However, the EPA has approved 40 waivers for
In September, California sued GM, Toyota, Ford Motor Co., DaimlerChrysler AG, Honda Motor Co., and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., asserting they had created a “public nuisance'' by making millions of vehicles that emit carbon dioxide, which has been labeled a greenhouse gas that when trapped in the atmosphere increases the temperature on earth.
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Capacity is the culprit of the latest price spike.
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State says it can set emissions limits.
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Court decides 5-4 that agency has the authority.