The "Governator" Arnold Schwarzenegger is sounding more and more like what Paul Krugman calls an "Eisenhower Republican". Those were the Republicans I grew up with in the 1950’s. They were fiscally conservative and socially moderate and not too much different from the Democrats. Arnold is turning out to be a much more moderate conservative than many in the GOP expected and that is a good thing.
California has tried to lower emissions faster than the federal standard. Schwarzenegger understands that the regulations from the feds are not nearly strong enough to do any good in the foreseeable future. Therefore California tired to do it alone. Not so fast said the EPA. Environmental Protection Agency chief Stephen Johnson announced the decision Wednesday, refusing the state's request for a waiver that would have allowed it to cut emissions faster than a new federal plan the president signed into law Wednesday.
No the "Governator" is threatening to sue the federal government. Good for him! I sincerely hope the suit goes through if for nothing else to bring to light the ineffective plan proposed by the EPA. It’s time to get serious about this stuff and Arnold knows it.