I love it when Governors get all antsy and start suing the federal government. It’s a great way for the states to call b-s on Washington, and usually good things come out of it – like the Clean Air Act and seatbelts and other warm fuzzies. I love it even more when the executives doing it are my former and current heads of state.
In a letter to the Washington Post, Gov. Jodi Rell (R-CT) and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), accused the feds of “inaction and denial” on global warming. My current and former home states – along with ten others – want to go above and beyond the EPA’s vehicle emissions standards, but they need an OK from the EPA to do so. Since California’s request 16 months ago, they’ve heard nothing.
In vaguely-threatening, finger-wagging language, the pair wrote, “it’s high time the federal government becomes our partner or gets out of the way.”