Last week, the Supreme Court rebuked the Bush administration for not doing more to stem greenhouse gas emissions. The court said that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now has the authority to regulate those gases.
Elizabeth Shogren talks with Alex Chadwick about the EPA in the wake of this decision. Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell weighs in with Alex Cohen about the lawsuit filed against Vermont by a coalition of car makers and dealers trying to stop the state from introducing strict emissions regulations. Then we hear reaction to both of these developments from Fran Pavley, a former California state legislator, who wrote the state's emissions legislation.