Thursday, October 4, 2007

Let's hope for a trickle down...

A huge verdict has been won in Vermont with major implications on the rest of the country. No, it doesn't involve Adam and Steve...

The Law Offices of Mathew F. Pawa, the representative firm of the state of Vermont, have won a major environmental case against Green Mountan Dealers, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, DaimlerChrysler, and General Motors. In the fall of 2005 the state of Vermont passed new regulations that establish greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions standards for new
automobiles (similar to that of California). The aforementioned motormen filed a complaint seeking relief from this law...and lost!

It's amusing they would bring such a suit, given their commitment to Environmental Stewardship:

GM's Environmental Responsibility
DaimlerChrysler's Sustainability Initiatives

For complete press coverage, check out these press releases from Pawa:

The New York Times
Christian Science Monitor
The Wall Street Journal
The Jurist

Other intertube coverage can be found here:

Google News
World War 4 Report
CNS News

Eco-Justice Blog
Top Yeti Gadget XR (great breakdown of the story)

Congratulations to Mr. Pawa and the rest of their firm. I wish them continued good luck in their future endeavors.