Friday, April 13, 2007

Green Governor

Continues his speaking out and about what can be done, and brings the soon-to-be biggest world polluters (China & India) into play.

Kyoto holdouts should go green, governor says
By Kevin Yamamura - Bee Capitol Bureau
Published 12:00 am PDT Friday, April 13, 2007

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday that the United States and other countries should enter into a new international greenhouse gas reduction pact similar to the Kyoto Protocol, which President Bush has opposed and the United States has never ratified.

Schwarzenegger, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said he supports an idea by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to bring all the Kyoto holdouts into a new worldwide agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

"I think the problem is getting so serious now that those countries have to participate, everyone has to participate," Schwarzenegger said. "Including China, including India, the United States.

"The federal government is falling behind with the action here. I mean, I believe very strongly that if the federal government does what California does, which is to make a commitment to roll back the greenhouse gases or to come up with carbon fuel standards the way we have done ... a lot of things can happen, and we can be a great inspiration to the rest of the world."