Officials inside Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration are taking a shot at Pres. Bush following the State of the Union Address. They say Bush's efforts to reduce gasoline consumption could add to the greenhouse gas problem, and he didn't address the big issue of environmental reform. Schwarzenegger and company have blasted Bush in the past for not addressing global warming and greenhouse gases.
In a twist of irony, California says increasing the use of ethanol may increase greenhouse gases because the alternative fuel has to be transported by trucks. Also, the methods used to produce alternative fuels could create more greenhouse gases.
"Without a cap or some kind of carbon standard," said California EPA secretary Linda Adams, "we think the Bush plan falls short."
California officials favor cellulosic ethanol as an alternative fuel. The governor also signed an executive order mandating that California refineries reduce the carbon content of passenger vehicle fuels by 10 percent by 2020.
Source: Associated Press via MSNBC]