US Supreme Court to hear states' arguments that federal govt. must regulate carbon emissions - auto makers opposed

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27 November 2006

States fight for cleaner air, cars [USA]

Author: David Shepardson, Detroit News [USA]

In a case that could send shock waves through the U.S. auto industry, 12 states and the District of Columbia want the U.S. Supreme Court to order the federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from automobile tailpipes... Several auto trade groups have come out against the states, including the Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers, which represents General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., DaimlerChrysler AG, Toyota Motor Corp. and five other automakers... Automakers declined to comment on the case, deferring to the alliance.

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27 October 2006

Supreme Court tackles global warming - Corporate America is split on whether the EPA should regulate carbon dioxide

Author: Marc Gunther, Fortune

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take up the issue of climate change, some unusual alliances are forming - and corporate America finds itself on both sides of the debate... Supporting federal regulation are the attorneys general of 13 states, environmental groups, a coalition of church groups, native Americans living in Alaska - and utility companies Entergy and Calpine, as well the Aspen Skiing Co. Such bulwarks of the Fortune 500 as General Electric and Wal-Mart also say they favor federal regulation of greenhouse gases, although they have not joined this case. On the other side are the EPA [US Environmental Protection Agency], about a dozen mostly-industrial states, the American Petroleum Institute, utilities, car dealers and automakers Daimler Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. [also refers to positive steps taken by DuPont]

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