Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. Opposes Automaker's Motion to Dismiss California's Landmark Global Warming Lawsuit

Thursday, February 1, 2007
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

(SAN FRANCISCO) Six of the nation's largest auotmakers have tried to dismiss California's lawsuit against them on technical grounds but in a brief filed today by Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. the State of California affirms it's commitment to hold automakers accountable. Brown also requested a personal meeting with each of the automakers to discuss ways to fight global warming without conflict.

In September 2006, the Attorney Generals Office filed suit in San Francisco federal court against leading U.S. and Japanese auto manufacturers for creating vehicles whose emissions are the largest single source of greenhouse gasses in California. The manufacturers automobiles have contributed to an international global warming threat that has damaged Californias resources, jeopardized environmental health and cost millions of dollars to address current and future negative effects.

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