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Thursday, November 8, 2007

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1. GOVERNOR AND AG/EPA LAWSUIT.................VO/SOT

2. HEALTH CARE BILLS INTRODUCED.................VO/SOT

3. HALLIBURTON PROTEST...................................VO/SOT

4. WORK PLACE WELLNESS.................................VO/SOT

5. MORE CHINESE TOYS REAX.........................SOT ONLY

GOVERNOR AND AG/EPA LAWSUIT VO/SOT

LIVE:

GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AND CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY BROWN TODAY FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. THE SUIT IS INTENDED TO FORCE FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO ALLOW CALIFORNIA TO SET ITS OWN STANDARDS FOR AUTOMOTIVE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

SUPER: TODAY/ STATE CAPITOL

VO: (:25)

CALIFORNIA IS SEEKING A WAIVER FROM THE FEDERAL E-P-A SO IT CAN IMPLEMENT REGULATIONS TO ENFORCE A 2002 STATE LAW REQUIRING A 30 PERCENT REDUCTION IN AUTOMOTIVE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2016. THE LAWSUIT ALLEGES THE E-P-A HAS UNREASONABLY DELAYED GRANTING THE WAIVER. SIX MONTHS AGO, THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THE LAWSUIT WOULD BE FILED IF THE WAIVER REQUEST WAS NOT GRANTED. 14 STATES ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN THE SUIT.

SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/ NO FONT

SOT: (0:39)

SAYS: "THAT'S WHY WE'RE IN COURT. BECAUSE REMEMBER THAT FOR YEARS, THEY, THEY DECIDED THAT, UH, GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IS NOT A POLLUTANT, UNTIL THE SUPREME COURT SAID IT IS A POLLUTANT. SO I THINK THAT WHAT WE DO IS, WE JUST, I MEAN, IT'S ALL COMMON SENSE. AS YOU'VE HEARD BEFORE. THIS COULD BE VERY EASY. WE ALL KNOW THERE'S GLOBAL WARMING, WE ALL KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO REDUCE THE GREENHOUSE GASSES, THEIR OUTPUT. WE ALL KNOW WE HAVE TO GO ON THE DIRECTION OF CLEAN TECHNOLOGY AND OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND EVERYONE IS ALREADY ON BOARD, WE H JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GETS IT. THAT THEY OUGHT TO BE ON BOARD TOO, AND WE NEED THE WAIVERS SO WE CAN REGULATE OUR OWN STANDARDS HERE."

CONT. VO: (0:10)

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS THE LAWSUIT IS BASED IN SCIENCE, NOT POLITICS. BUT HE BLAMED PRESIDENT BUSH FOR BLOCKING THE WAIVER IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY FROM NEW AND COSTLY REGULATIONS.

SUPER: JERRY BROWN/ATTORNEY GENERAL/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (0:25)

SAYS: "THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO DELAY THE REGULATIONS. WE BROUGHT THE LAWSUIT TO GET THEM OFF THE DIME. YEAH, THAT, THAT THEY COULD SLIP BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET IT SLIP IF WE CAN POSSIBLY AVOID IT. SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE IN COURT, AND I'M HOPING THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART HERE AND GET THESE RULES ADOPTED, AND THEN START PUSHING DETROIT INTO THE INNOVATION WE KNOW THEY CAN, UH ACHIEVE.

VO TAG:

THE ALLIANCE OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS HAS AN OFFICE IN SACRAMENTO, BUT THAT OFFICE REFERRED REQUESTS FOR AN INTERVIEW TO ITS OFFICE IN WASHINGTON D.C. THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR AT THAT OFFICE, DECLINED TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LAWSUIT, STATING IT WAS FILED AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND NOT AUTOMAKERS.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE ALLIANCE WEBSITE IS Http://www.autoalliance.org/ IN A STATEMENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, ITS PRESIDENT AND CEO DAVE MCCURDY SAID IT SUPPORTS PROPOSED FEDERAL REGULATION TO INCREASE AUTOMOTIVE FUEL ECONOMY BY AS MUCH AS 40 PERCENT BY THE YEAR 2022.

EXTRA BITES:

SUPER: GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/ NO FONT

SOT: (0:26)

SAYS: "EXACTLY. SO SUE AGAIN AND SUE AGAIN AND SUE AGAIN UNTIL WE GET IT. WE'RE GONNA, WE'RE GONNA WIN IN THE END, BECAUSE REMEMBER WE ALWAYS HAVE, AND I THINK IT'S NOTHING UNUSUAL TO ASK FOR. ALL WE'RE JUST SAYING IS THAT

WE KNOW. UH THAT WE NEED TO REDUCE OUR GREENHOUSE GASSES AND WE HAVE SET THE CERTAIN STANDARD, THE CERTAIN GOALS, THAT BY 2020 WE WANT TO REDUCE OUR GREENHOUSE GAS OUTPUT BY 25 PERCENT.

THE GOVERNOR SAID HE HOPES FOR A QUICK RESOLUTION TO THE WRITERS' GUILD STRIKE:

SOT: (0:29)

SAYS: "AND SO I THINK THAT'S THE SAD STORY, BECAUSE THE STUDIO EXECUTIVES ARE NOT GOING TO SUFFER, THE UNION LEADERS ARE NOT GOING TO SUFFER, THE WRITERS IN THE STRIKE THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SUFFER, THESE ARE ALL PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, THAT HAVE MONEY. BUT THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY, YOU KNOW, THE ELECTRICIANS, THE GRIPS, THE SET DESIGNER, AND THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT GET PAID NOW AND THEY'RE OUT OF WORK.

REPORTER: ARE YOU INVITED TO THE NEGOTIATIONS?

SAYS: "IF I'M ASKED DOWN THE LINE I WILL, YOU KNOW GET INVOLVED, BUT AT THIS POINT, I'VE, I'VE BEEN TALKING TO THEM, BUT I'VE NOT BEEN ASKED, NO."

RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ON YESTERDAY'S CRASH OF A CARGO SHIP INTO THE SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE:

SOT: (0:14)

SAYS: "IT WAS VERY SAD THAT WE HAD THE LOSS OF APPROXIMATELY 1800 BARRELS OF, OF OIL, AND UM, WE HAVE BEEN ON THAT, WITHIN HOURS AFTER THAT HAPPENED, AND SO THEY ARE DEALING WITH THAT ISSUE RIGHT NOW. WE TAKE THAT VERY SERIOUSLY."

SUPER: ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY BROWN/D-OAKLAND

SOT: (0:29)

SAYS: "THERE'S NOTHING NEW HERE. THERE'S NOTHING VERY COMPLICATED. THE EPA SHOULD HAVE GRANTED THIS WAIVER A LONG TIME AGO. IT'S SITTING ON ITS HANDS, ITS NOT DOING WHAT IT SHOULD, DESPITE THE MOUNTING THREAT OF CLIMATE DISRUPTION. SO I'M HERE TO JOIN THE GOVERNOR IN A POST-POLITICAL ACTION TO GET WASHINGTON TO RESPOND TO CALIFORNIA AND THE 14 OTHER STATES THAT ARE TAKING THE THREAT OF CLIMATE DISRUPTION AND MASSIVE AND GROWING OIL DEPENDENCY VERY SERIOUSLY."

RESPONDING TO QUESTION IF RECENT REPORTS OF TOYS IMPORTED FROM CHINA HAVE PROMPTED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO FILE RELATED LAWSUITS:

SOT: (0:15)

SAYS: "NO, DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FACTS YET. BUT IF WE HAVE THE FACTS, WE WOULD SUE THE COMPANIES IF THEY CAUSE INJURY IN CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT HESITATION. BUT I DON'T BRING SUITS LIGHTLY. AND I LIKE TO GET ALL THE FACTS BEFORE BRINGING THE COURSE OF POWER OF GOVERNMENT TO BEAR ON SOME COMPANY."

HEALTH CARE BILLS INTRODUCED VO/SOT

LIVE: TWO HEALTH CARE REFORM BILLS WILL BE HEARD BY THE ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE NEXT WEEK.

SUPER: TODAY/STATE CAPITOL/SACRAMENTO

VO: (:15) THE ASSEMBLY RULES COMMITTEE REFERRED THE TWO BILLS FOR HEARING THIS AFTERNOON IN A PROCEDURAL HEARING AT THE STATE CAPITOL. THE ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER SAYS SEVERAL CONCEPTS WERE DRAWN FROM 18 BILLS HIS CAUCUS INTRODUCED DURING THE REGULAR SESSION BUT WERE NOT HEARD OR DIED IN COMMITTEE.

SUPER: ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER MIKE VILLINES/R-CLOVIS

SOT: (:25)

SAYS: "IF CONSUMERS ARE ALLOWED TO GO ON THEIR INTERNET ... WE INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO BE HEALTHY."

VO TAG: ASSEMBLY SPEAKER FABIAN NUNEZ HAS INTRODUCED THE OTHER BILL THAT WILL BE HEARD NEXT WEEK. HIS PLAN CALLS FOR MANDATORY HEALTH COVERAGE FOR CALIFORNIANS, WITH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T AFFORD IT. THAT WILL BE PROVIDED THROUGH EMPLOYER FEES BETWEEN TWO AND SIX AND A HALF PERCENT AND A TWO DOLLAR PER PACK TAX ON CIGARETTES.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

THE BILLS ARE AB X1-1 BY NUNEZ AND AB X1-8 BY VILLINES. IRONICALLY NUNEZ'S REGULAR SESSION BILL VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR DUE TO IT'S CALL FOR ALL EMPLOYERS TO BE CHARGED 7.5 PERCENT TO FUND COVERAGE WAS AB-8. THE X'S INDICATE THEY ARE EXTRAORDINARY OR "SPECIAL SESSION" BILLS.

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