Bloomberg. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Detroit’s carmakers must get off their “butt” on greenhouse gas reduction.
“I say, Arnold to Michigan: get off your butt and join us,” Schwarzenegger said today at an environmental conference in Washington. “California may be doing more to save US automakers than anyone else. We are pushing them to make changes. If they don’t change someone else will.”
Schwarzenegger is stepping up pressure on General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG as he seeks a waiver from US pollution rules to implement carbon-dioxide curbs he signed into law in 2004. The governor met today with Stephen Johnson, who leads the US Environmental Protection Agency.
“Only technology will ultimately save Detroit,” Schwarzenegger said at the Global Environment Conference at Washington’s Georgetown University. “If they don't change, someone else will, the Japanese will, the Chinese will, the South Koreans will.”