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Governor Signs Series Of Environmental Bills

Sacramento, CA — Governor Schwarzenegger has signed a series of environmental bills, including measures that require new car smog labels to list greenhouse gas emissions and prevent the use of experimental pesticides on school campuses.

Schwarzenegger also has signed legislation that bans dams on 31 miles of a Sacramento area creek by making it part of the state´s wild and scenic river system.

The greenhouse gas bill is designed to enable motorists to shop for new cars that emit the smallest amounts of gases that scientists have linked to global warming.

Starting in 2009, the new law will require labels that currently show the level of smog-producing chemicals emitted by a new vehicle to list also emissions of greehouse gases, such as carbon dioxide.