Sunday, June 10, 2007

States should press ahead on emissions

Yesterday, we asked: "Should states control the tailpipe?"

Today, New Jersey's largest newspaper, The Star-Ledger, carried an editorial noting President Bush's "recalcitrance'' on binding standards to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The editorial concluded:

It is imperative for New Jersey and other states to forge ahead. California already has passed tough greenhouse gas emissions targets, and New Jersey should follow suit by adopting bills now being considered in the Legislature that would set firm pollution limits, including cutting warming emissions in the state to 1990 levels or below over the next 13 years. As states act alone, industry will pressure Washington to come around because business would prefer a national system over a confusing patchwork of local laws.

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