Mich. AG Slams Calif. Emissions Waiver Request

Law360, New York (January 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox argued Friday that only the federal government should regulate greenhouse gas emissions and that California should therefore not be granted a waiver to implement tougher tailpipe controls.

In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Cox said that the Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy and Conservation Act preempted California from establishing its own law to regulate auto emissions.

He pointed out that in order to comply with California's law, automakers...
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