Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Attorneys general to Pelosi: suggested fuel economy plan could mess with California greenhouse gas program

The attorneys general from 13 states and their counterpart from the City of New York wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today, warning that a possible CAFÉ amendment to the upcoming House energy bill could disrupt the greenhouse gas program for motor vehicles adopted by California and 12 other states.

Led by California Attorney General Jerry Brown, the AGs warned that the plan circulated by Reps. Baron Hill (D-IN) and Lee Terry (R-NE) “contains troublesome language that may be used to eliminate existing Clean Air Act authority to address global warming, including California’s greenhouse gas emission standards.”

They could have added that it appears to be a trojan horse plan cooked up by the car companies.

It’s unclear at this point if there’s going to be a vote on this.

Here is the full letter:

http://ag.ca.gov/cms_pdfs/press/2007-08-01_LettertoSpeaker.pdf

it was signed by the attorneys general from

California
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
Illinois
Iowa
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Mexico
Oregon
Rhode Island
Vermont
And the Corporation Counsel for the City of New York

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