Attorney General Bill Lockyer explains why ten states have filed a lawsuit against the US Government.
“With gas prices skyrocketing, we must substantially
increase fuel efficiency in new vehicles, not only to protect the
pocketbooks of working families, but also to reduce vehicle emissions
that contribute to global warming,” said Lockyer. “These rules fail
that test by not requiring enough from the auto industry. The Bush
Administration once again has missed an opportunity to promote new
technology, fuel economy and conservation by issuing fuel economy goals
that are status quo.” LISTEN (11 min)