View Full Version : EPA denies California's right to mandate emissions

12-20-2007, 01:24 AM
thought this might be of some interest...

Bush administration says a new energy bill makes the state's emissions effort unnecessary. Schwarzenegger vows a court fight.
By Richard Simon and Janet Wilson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
December 20, 2007
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration Wednesday denied California's bid to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, dealing a blow to the state's attempts to combat global warming and prompting an immediate vow from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to take the decision to court.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Stephen L. Johnson denied the state's request to implement its own landmark law, noting that an energy bill signed by President Bush earlier in the day would go a long way toward reducing emissions throughout the United States. The bill provides the most significant increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in more than three decades.

Full story (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-epa20dec20,0,1603760.story?coll=la-home-center)

Gayle in MD
12-21-2007, 08:37 AM
I guess the KING has spoken, once again, and abused his power, once again.

Look what he did, threatening to veto the appropriations bill if Congress, the Democrats, BTW, implimented an end to Corporate Fascists sending their money to the Carribbean to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. The Democrats tried to make the corporate billionaires pay their fair share, remove the subsidies to the Oil Industry, and Big Tobacco. The Senate blocked those efforts. Everything he does is to benefit the continued corporate greed, which hurts both people, and our environment, the dirty environment that make them ill, while redistributing money from the middle class, giving our tax money away to corporate thieves, through subsidies, and tax shelters, which Republicans continuously protect.

Women are being raped in Iraq, by a subsidiary of Halliburton, but the Bush method of setting up corporations, outsourcing money and jobs by privatizing this war, which was a war for the corporate bottom line in the first place, while he continues to jury rig oversight, and operate outside our legal authority, they fly under the radar, and hence, women are raped, and then kept prisoner, intimidated, and threatened, afraid to speak out after the fact.

The hearings on torture, thursday, were a real commentary on the skum that is presently running this country. Their methods of using memos, and flying under the radar, in order to break the law, layering the operatives, as they go to distance themselves from their own involvement in illegal, unamerican activities, so obvious, and disgusting. Only one indictment, resulting from torture, and wisperings abound of the huge numbers who have actually been tortured, two of them now dead, who were they? We'll never know, if Bush succeeds in getting away with murder. I am hoping a special prosecutor will be appointed, and the good news is that one of the operatives's attorney has already stated that his client will not be a fall guy for this administration.

One operative tells the story that any claims of preventing attacks, are unjustiified, and exaggerated. The vast opinion, torture doesn't work, it is illegal, and waterboarding is torture, internationally, nationally, and in our own army field manual, deemed torture, for decades, globally. But, our Nazi leader, has redefined the word.

The law states that giving the order, watching, or performing torture, are all illegal acts, not to mention destroying the tapes, after a federal court forbade it, and the Congress of the United States Of America, obstruction of Justice, once again.

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