Global warming - Ted Kulongoski takes a step toward California standards as a judge weighs a lawsuit.
"SALEM -- Lawsuit or not, Gov. Ted Kulongoski appears determined to bring California's tougher tailpipe standards for cars and light trucks to Oregon to combat global warming.
In a key step in that direction, Kulongoski directed the state Department of Environmental Quality to write a California-type rule that would apply to 2009 model year cars and light trucks. Vehicles made and sold before the 2009 model year would not be affected."