Schwarzenegger to sue EPA over air standards

Los Angeles Times

04/25/07

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said today that California will sue the federal government if the state is not allowed within six months to implement its landmark law requiring greenhouse gases from vehicle tailpipes to be slashed. … The governor and his staff said a letter was sent today by state attorneys giving the required six-month notice of intent to sue under the Clean Air Act for not allowing California to move forward with its law. Under the act, Congress gave California special powers to pass its own tougher air pollution laws. But a waiver must first be granted by the EPA for any such law. Once California receives permission, other states can follow its lead. Eleven other states have adopted tailpipe greenhouse gas laws similar to California’s and they are waiting for California to get the EPA waiver. … California filed its request in December 2005 and has been waiting for word from the federal government...

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