The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, June 12, 2006

Does he still own those seven Humvees?

It's election season, all right.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that Western states must work together to reduce greenhouse gasses in the fight against global warming.

"We are long past the time when we can just talk about this problem," Schwarzenegger said Sunday at the annual meeting of the Western Governors' Association. "We must take action."

Schwarzenegger, a Republican running for re-election, pointed to California's work to try to reduce emissions by 33 percent by 2020.

"In California, we now have a booming economy and are taking care of the environment, so it can be done," Schwarzenegger told governors at the three-day conference.

Schwarzenegger applauded the work of the Clean and Diversified Energy Advisory Committee, a 250-member group that has spent the past two years studying energy issues in the West.

The committee released its report Sunday, concluding that the Western states could meet or exceed several goals, including developing an additional 30,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2015, increasing energy efficiency 20 percent by 2020 and ensuring secure, reliable transmission for the next 25 years.