California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George W. Bush are butting heads over who has the right to regulate vehicle emissions that contribute to global warming.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Stephen L. Johnson announced Wednesday, December 19th that because President Bush had signed an energy bill raising average fuel economy that there was no need or justification for separate state regulation.
In an interview with Time Magazine, Governor Schwarzenegger says:
“Give me a national policy that says we’re going to take this seriously and we’re going to fight global warming. But right now, there has been none. So how can you say you cannot regulate, you cannot have your own standards, [that] we have to set a national standard, when there is no national standard?”