Governator Says He'll Sue EPA
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2007 6:33 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger says he'll take the Environmental Protection Agency to court if California doesn’t get a green light for its tough new auto emissions laws within six months. "The clock is ticking. If we don't see quick action from the federal government, we will sue the EPA,"  Schwarzenegger said yesterday.

The governor needs a waiver for stringent tailpipe standards that have put his state at odds with the laissez-faire feds. The request was submitted in December, 2005; 11 other states have passed similar laws. AG Jerry Brown accused Washington of trying to "sabotage the clean air process by pretending they don't know that greenhouse gases are harmful."