Revolt Of The Governors

May 20th, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by The Washington Post | 5.20.07

Lead or Step Aside, EPA

States Can’t Wait on Global Warming

By Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jodi Rell

It’s bad enough that the federal government has yet to take the threat of global warming seriously, but it borders on malfeasance for it to block the efforts of states such as California and Connecticut that are trying to protect the public’s health and welfare.
California, Connecticut and 10 other states are poised to enact tailpipe emissions standards — tougher than existing federal requirements — that would cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars, light trucks and sport-utility vehicles by 392 million metric tons by the year 2020, the equivalent to taking 74 million of today’s cars off the road for an entire year.

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