DOJ wants court to set aside Vermont ruling on emissions

The Bush 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.

Vermont’s Newspaper Industry

Each year, fewer people start their day by sitting down with a cup of coffee and the morning newspaper. Here in Vermont, newspapers are looking for fresh ways to remain marketable. We talk with the new publisher of the Burlington Free Press, Brad Robertson, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Moats. Then, we turn to the state’s broadcast media, and talk with Vermont’s new FOX News affiliate. And, hear from future journalists at Springfield High School.

US auto industry appeals Vermont ruling

The U-S auto industry will appeal a federal judge’s ruling in Vermont that said states could regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.   The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers argues that federal law prohibits states from regulating fuel economy.  The industry says technology cannot be developed to meet the tough standards pushed by California, Vermont and other states. Automobile Alliance President Dave McCurdy says greenhouse gas emissions must be dealt with at the national level. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says the appeal was expected. But Sorrell says the court ruling was well reasoned and sound.

VPR Evening News October 1st, 2007

Both of Vermont’s U.S. Senators say they’re concerned that the Bush Administration may be planning military actions against Iran; It may be a particularly good foliage season for businesses in Vermont; The Vermont ski industry is concerned that a change in federal law could resorts short of workers this winter; A former Vermont State Police trooper will serve time in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he assaulted a teenager; Construction is starting on the busiest section of Interstate 89; and commentator Olin Robison on what the outcome of the war in Iraq could to us, Iraq and Iran.