ATTORNEY GENERAL BROWN TO ASSERT STATES' RIGHT TO REGULATE GREENHOUSE GASSES

UPDATE: Please note time change to 9:00 AM Tuesday

Monday, May 21, 2007
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

WHAT:

Tomorrow, 9:00 a.m. Eastern, California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. will urge the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow vehicle regulations passed by California and 11 states which would be the most comprehensive effort to combat global warming in United States history.

Brown will also brief the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works following his EPA testimony.

Brown, California’s top law enforcement official, is supported by Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington, all of which have adopted the regulations and are ready to quit stalling on global warming.

WHEN/WHERE:

EPA Testimony: 9:00 a.m. Eastern, Tuesday, May 22, EPA Potomac Yard Center, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.

News Conference: 12:00 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, May 22, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington VA. (Prince William Room)

Senate Testimony: 2:30 p.m., Eastern, Tuesday, May 22, 456 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 406, Washington DC.

Note to Editors:

On May 21 and May 22, Mr. Brown will be in Washington, D.C. Please e-mail Press Secretary David Kravets for additional press availability: AGPressOffice@doj.ca.gov

Updates forthcoming.

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