AP Wire | 07/24/2003 | California becoming nation’s new gateway for European enviro laws

California is turning into Italy!

Maybe should rather find a better environmental role model such as Germany, Netherlands or the Scandinavians.

» AP Wire | 07/24/2003 | California becoming nation’s new gateway for European enviro laws: “California becoming nation’s new gateway for European enviro laws

SACRAMENTO – California, where some environmentally conscious residents drive the freeways in electric cars or live in trees to frustrate loggers, may be assuming a new role as the nation’s port of entry for tough European environmental laws.

Environmentalists throughout California, increasingly enthralled by their European counterparts and easily linked to their politics through the Internet, are studying restrictive new European Union policies on chemicals, food and water and air pollution.

Rebuffed at home by Bush administration resistance to major environmental programs, many hope to absorb European ideas into California, then leverage the state’s clout and size to drive them onto the national stage.”

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