If the sticker price of your next car seem astronomical, it’s partially because auto manufacturers will need to hire a fresh army of lawyers to defend themselves against this:
California sued six of the world’s largest automakers over global warming on Wednesday, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have caused billions of dollars in damages.
The lawsuit is the first of its kind to seek to hold manufacturers liable for the damages caused by their vehicles’ emissions, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer said.
Update: Ian Murray writes:
The shakedown of the industries that have done the most to contribute to American freedom and prosperity is beginning. This’ll make the tobacco suits look like Judge Judy.
Another Update: Environmental Republican has some thoughts as well.