California’s attorney general sued the six largest U.S. and Japanese automakers, including GM, Ford and Toyota, for damages related to greenhouse gas emissions. The carmakers are beeing sueded becouse the "emissions from their vehicles have harmed Californians’ health, damaged the environment and cost the state millions of dollars to combat their effects."

California is trying to combat the effects of global warming. Last month, the state Legislature passed a landmark bill designed to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases from industries. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign the measure into law by the end of the month.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, names Chrysler Motors Corp., General Motors, Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor North America, Honda North America and Nissan North America.

Source: Free Press

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