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Decision On State Emissions Standards To Come By Year's End

Publication Date: 
December 14, 2007
Source: 
Daily Journal
Author: 
Amelia Hansen

Lecturer in Law and Director of the Environmental Law Clinic Deborah Sivas was quoted in a Daily Journal story about "whether to allow California to enforce its own standards for greenhouse gases coming from motor vehicles." U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii of Fresno is ruling in the case against automakers:

... Deborah Sivas, director of Stanford's Environmental Law Clinic, said the Fresno ruling puts additional pressure on the EPA to make a decision.

"It strengthens California's hand in the sense that it's like saying, 'Come on, this case has cleared all these legal hurdles. You don't need to be sitting on your hands,'" Sivas said.