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View Diary: Can California Defeat Bush's Latest Gift to Global Heating? (17 comments)

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  •  Schwarzenegger responds (5+ / 0-)

    in this press release:

    "It is disappointing that the federal government is standing in our way and ignoring the will of tens of millions of people across the nation. . . . [N]ow we will sue to overturn today's decision and allow Californians to protect our environment."  

    How good are the California standards?

    By implementing these standards, California would be eliminating greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 6.5 million cars off the road by the year 2020.  If all the other states with similar plans follow through, that figure would grow to nearly 22 million vehicles and would cut gasoline consumption by an estimated 11 billion gallons a year.

    And here are the states that are screwed today by George Bush:

    States that have adopted, or are in the process of adopting, California's strict automobile emissions standards are: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.

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