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Automakers ask for dismissal of emissions lawsuit.

The Big Six automakers this week asked Judge Martin Jenkins of the Sacramento District Court in California to dismiss a federal lawsuit against them brought by former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer.

The suit requested unstated damages, estimated at many millions of dollars, from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan for their vehicles' greenhouse gas emissions.

The car manufacturers' attorney Ted Boutrous told Jenkins that car makers can't be held solely responsible for a widespread problem like global warming. He also said the issue requires an international political solution.

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Title Annotation:Industry Report
Publication:Mobile Emissions Today
Date:Mar 9, 2007
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