Skip to comments.Bush climate action now? "Bogus": Schwarzenegger
Posted on 07/13/2008 1:58:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Sunday the Bush administration did not believe it should do anything about global warming and that any last-minute action before leaving office would be "bogus."
Schwarzenegger, a Republican whose state has pushed unsuccessfully for federal permission to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, said on ABC's "This Week" that any move at this point against climate change would lack sincerity.
"If they would have done something this year, I would have thought it was bogus anyway," he said. "You don't really have an effect by doing something six months before you leave office ... it doesn't sound to me believable at all. The sincerity is not there."
The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, Stephen Johnson, on Friday declined to take steps to regulate climate-warming emissions under existing pollution laws, more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that his agency had the power to do just that.
Johnson said Congress should make rules to regulate these emissions and called for public comment, 15 months after the high court's ruling. Bipartisan critics said this stance virtually assures this administration will do nothing more to curb greenhouse gases.
Johnson's move, Schwarzenegger said, "really means basically this administration did not believe in global warming, or they did not believe that they should do anything about it since China is not doing anything about it and since India is not willing to do the same thing, so why should we do the same thing?"
Schwarzenegger said the United States should lead the fight against global warming, much as it did ... to put a person on the moon in the 1960s.
California is ablaze this summer with record numbers of wildfires, which Schwarzenegger said could be partially due to global warming.
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He has to be off the WH Christmas card list this year for sure now.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Kennedy (RINO-CA) finally finds common ground with conservatives.
That's not the way it works with W. Awenold will be praised and embraced by him.
"Vigilante" Minutemen, on the other hand...
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is pictured in this file photo participating in the Lunch Panel: A Discussion with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 2008 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 30, 2008. (Phil McCarten/Reuters)
Somehow the Gov. and Reuters forgot to mention anything about the economic impact, which was the main reason. Any steps that would impact the economy as it slides into “recession”, especially a recession that is energy driven, would be the height of arrogance and stupidity.
We are experiencing the largest transfer of wealth in human history, because of short-sighted energy policies. Guess we need $8 gas before anyone is gonna figure that out.
Mind boggling. Just shut up already Arnold.
He's going to pump McCain up, ja?
This coming from the man that made owning and driving a Hummer a status symbol. What a hypocrit! Typical Hollywood liberal.
Maybe they should harness global warming to produce energy. Heck, just harnessing the gas burgeoning out of global warming pushers ought to do the trick.
Everybody go back and see #8, above so you can see who's currently destroying righteous conservatism in the Republican Party without anyone's permission but their own!!!
Im Arnold Kennedy-Schiver Schwarzenliberal and Im still an idiot!
Yessssss... You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this campaign is about you... Vain McCain gettin his bulging ego stroked by the Hollywood celebrity on steroids!!!
“any last-minute action before leaving office would be “Bogus.”
Ballooney! I refuse to take any action!
Stick in fork in the Governator.
Of course, you have to buy into the GW crappola for this to have any meaning...
We should ban the use of gasoline in California. They use far more gasoline than the other states, and refuse to produce their share as well. Why should we suffer because of them?
Is that Arnold today...or is that photoshopped?
Do you know for sure?
How old is he now?
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