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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-20-2006, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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State sues car firms on climate

About one-third of California's CO2 emissions come from traffic

The state of California is suing six carmakers for costs associated with their cars' greenhouse gas emissions.

The suit names General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Chrysler and Nissan.
California is asking for "monetary compensation" for the damage which it says their emissions are doing to health, economy and environment.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), a pan-industry body, called it a "nuisance" suit and suggested it may be dismissed.
"Right now, global warming is harming California," runs the state's complaint.
"Human-induced global warming has, among other things, reduced California's snow pack (a vital source of fresh water), caused an earlier melting of the snow pack, raised sea levels along California's coastline, increased ozone pollution in urban areas, [and] increased the threat of wildfires."

When we talk about flood control and levees and things like that, the numbers get much larger


Ken Alex, deputy attorney-general, California

State lawyers want any judgement for damages to be ongoing, so that manufacturers will be liable every year.

"In California, automobiles represent 35% or more of all CO2 emissions," said the state's deputy attorney-general Ken Alex, "and of that 35%, 92% comes from these six auto makers".
"When you talk about the size of damages, there are millions of dollars of explicit damage - tens of millions on that level," he told the BBC News website.
"When we talk about flood control and levees and things like that, the numbers get much larger."
'Most significant'
This is the latest in a series of legal and quasi-legal cases in the US aimed at forcing reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
An Inuit group is taking the federal government to the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights.




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Conservation groups are trying to force the government to protect coral and polar bears from the effects of global warming.

And there are ongoing attempts to force the Environmental Protection Agency to define CO2 as a pollutant and regulate emissions.
Roda Verheyen of Climate Justice, an international organisation which co-ordinates legal climate cases, said California's suit takes action to a new level.
"It is the most significant piece of climate change litigation that has ever been brought," she said.
"More of these cases will happen until governments and companies make the deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that the planet needs."
Car manufacturers have their own case against California pending over laws requiring them to reduce emissions.
The AAM said in a statement: "Automakers will need time to review this legal complaint [by California], however, a similar nuisance suit that was brought by attorneys-general against utilities was dismissed by a federal court in New York."


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is it just me, or is the spoiler thing getting really old already?

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is it just me, or is the spoiler thing getting really old already?

ya it's old...




thats rediculous though suing car makers.. like it will work



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Ya this is stupid for sure........

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