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California Threatens EPA With Suit Over Air Standards

Law360 (April 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has warned the Environmental Protection Agency that California will sue the federal government if it does not move ahead with the state’s bid to cut down greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles in the next six months.

The governor said he contacted EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson on Wednesday to tell him the EPA was dragging its feet on the state’s request in 2005 for a waiver to the federal Clean Air Act. If the EPA signs off on the waiver, California would take...
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