California is fed up with current clean-air regulations and they’re going to do something about it. Marc Lifsher of The Los Angeles Times reports:
California sued the federal government today, demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency act now to give the states the power to enforce tough regulations on automakers in the fight against global warming…Can't beat clean air, I mean just look at what diesel exhaust can do to the heart. HealthDay News: Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation.
…The EPA has said it will act on the state's request by year's end, but today's move was a major assault on the federal government's perceived lack of action on what many national and world leaders consider the No. 1 threat to the planet…
…California and the other states -- representing about 40% of the U.S. population -- have asked for a waiver from the EPA under the Clean Air Act so they can enforce regulations that limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from cars and other light vehicles.