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Schwarzenegger Unveils Plan for Environment

Arnold Schwarzenegger has unveiled an environmental plan he says would cut air pollution by up to 50 percent within five to eight years.

The centerpiece of his proposal is the promotion of hydrogen-powered vehicles. In a speech in the coastal town of Carpinteria, the candidate said he would sign an executive order to create a network of hydrogen fueling stations. The GOP frontrunner in the recall race made no mention of how that would be paid for.

He also said he would prevent coastal oil drilling, seek to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent within two years and protect parks and open spaces.

Schwarzenegger criticized Governor Davis on environmental issues, but backtracked when asked about specific laws signed by Davis. The governor generally wins high marks from environmentalists.