Regarding the lawsuit by car makers to try and stop states from individually regulating carbon dioxide emissions, U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions has ruled that a trial can start next Tuesday to stop the CO2 regulations that have been enacted in California from being enforced. Ten other states have opted to follow the California rules since the EPA has so far declined to regulate greenhouse gases. After the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA has the authority to regulate CO2 emissions,
Automotive News says that despite a request from the auto industry, U.S. District Judge William Sessions of Vermont ruled last week that he is unwilling to allow automakers the chance to present evidence of greenhouse gas emissions in a non-public way during an upcoming trial. Sessions told AN that he is "'troubled by the implication' that he should decide a case that automakers agree is important to the public by using evidence 'they do not want the public to see.'"