administration has urged a federal appeals court to set aside a ruling by a
federal judge that said states have the to authority regulate greenhouse gas
emissions from vehicles.
The move is in
support of the auto industry.
state officials were relieved when the Environmental Protection Agency
announced new limits for ozone pollution. Vermont was still below the limits and avoided federal
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, one agency is trying to prepare for the day when
the standards change again and Vermont doesn’t meet them.
House Speaker Gaye Symington says she’s considering a run
for governor; Vermont joins 16 other states in suing the EPA to force it to
comply with a Supreme Court ruling that said the agency must regulate
Vermont will challenge an EPA decision on auto emissions standards;
Senator Patrick Leahy adds a provision to the federal budget bill that
will delay implementation of passport rules until 2009; New England’s five
largest banks are putting up 125 million dollars to help homeowners who
are caught in the national credit crisis; For the second time in a month,
a Vermonter has won a Powerball lottery jackpot; and commentator Helen
Labun-Jordan on buying local for Christmas.
Medicaid needs less money for this fiscal year, but still faces a deficit
for the years ahead; California follows Vermont in ruling against the auto
industry in its attempt to block regulation of greenhouse gas pollution
from cars; The Farm Bill is back in play; The Vermont Department of
Corrections is considering closing one of the state’s prisons; A "Mystery
Santa" is handing out cards and cash; and commentator Madeline Kunin on
violence and injustice against women.
Another federal court has ruled against the auto industry in its attempt to
block regulation of greenhouse gas pollution from cars.
ruling today from a U.S. District Judge in California supports a September decision by a federal judge in Vermont.