Dec 13th, 2007 by RJ Menezes
A California Judge has just thrown out a lawsuit by an unnamed U.S automaker. The lawsuit was against the state of California regulating green house gas emissions from vehicles.
U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Ishii ruled that California has a right to regulate pollution and that the lawsuit was unfounded for. This is a major step in the in the fight against pollution.
The automakers had been suing the state over the tailpipe standards it approved in the year 2004. The new standards would force automakers to build cars and light trucks that produce about 30 per cent less greenhouse gases by the year 2016.
However, the state still needs a waiver from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which the EPA (of course) has not issued yet. It is very frustrating and the entire case hinges on this approval.