Attorney General Jerry Brown was one of those testifying before the E-P-A. He calls President Bush’s record on global warming terrible – and in a statement said Bush was “acting in collusion with the auto and oil industries.” Brown says he’s appealing to the Administration to step up:
“We’re just saying, Bush , don’t listen to the automobile companies and let your director of environment make a decision in accordance with the law and the urgent needs of Californians to reduce global greenhouse gases.”
A California law passed in 2002 requires automakers to reduce emissions. But the state can’t enforce the stricter law without a waiver from the E-P-A. It requested one over a year ago. And 11 other states may follow California’s lead if the waiver is granted. Governor Schwarzenegger says the state will sue if the E-P-A hasn’t acted by October.