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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
 APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT


STATE OF CALIFORNIA STATE OF CALIFORNIA
 by and through ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF
 and through ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF by CALIFORNIA, the CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD, CALIFORNIA, the CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD,
 and EDMUND G. BROWN JR., ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, and EDMUND G. BROWN JR., ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
 Petitioner, Petitioner,


v.
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY,
 Respondent. Respondent.


Petition for Review of Decision Petition for Review of Decision
 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
 the United States Environmental Protection Agency of

PETITION FOR REVIEW PETITION FOR REVIEW

EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Attorney General of EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Attorney General of the State of California the State of California JANETGAARD JANETGAARD Acting Chief Assistant Attorney General Acting Chief Assistant Attorney General MARYE.HACKENBRACHT MARYE.HACKENBRACHT Senior Assistant Attorney General Senior Assistant Attorney General ELLEN M. PETER ELLEN M. PETER Supervising Deputy Attorney General Supervising Deputy Attorney General MARC N. MELNICK, SBN 168187 MARC N. MELNICK, SBN 168187 Deputy Attorney General Deputy Attorney General 1515 Clay Street, 20th Floor 1515 Clay Street, 20th Floor P.O. Box 70550 P.O. Box 70550 Oakland California 94612 Oakland California 94612

Attorneys for Petitioner State of California Attorneys for Petitioner State of California

REVIEW PETITION FOR REVIEW

Federal Pursuant to Rule 15 of the Pederal Rules of Appellate Procedure, section 307(b) of C.F.R. the Clean Air Act, 42 U.Sc. § 7607(b), and 40 C.P.R. section 23.3, petitioner State of California

by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, the California Air Resources Board, and Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General of the State of California, hereby petitions the Court to review a final action of the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("US EPA"). This final agency action denied California's
U.S.c. request, under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act, 42 US.c. § 7543(b), for a waiver of federal

preemption for California's regulations to control greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles.
These regulations would require reductions in fleet-average greenhouse gas emissions, including

hydrofluOfocarbons carbon dioxide (C0 2 ), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2 0), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), for most new passenger motor vehicles sold in California, beginning with the 2009 model year. This final agency action was issued by US EPA on December 19, 2007, and is attached. In that document, US EPA's Administrator wrote "to inform [Governor Schwarzenegger] of my decision with respect to the request for a waiver of Federal preemption ofPederal for motor vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards submitted by the California Air Resources Board," and explained his reasons for his denial decision. The document did not make a finding of "nationwide scope or effect" as provided for in the third sentence of section 307(b)(1) of the 307(b)( 1)
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Clean Air Act, 42 US.c. § 7607(b)(1). DATED: January 2, 2008 Respectfully submitted, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Attorney General of the State of California JANETGAARD Acting Chief Assistant Attorney General MARY E. HACKENBRACHT Senior Assistant Attorney General ELLEN M. PETER Supervising Deputy Attorney General

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MARC N. MELNICK MELNICK
 Deputy Attorney General General
 Attorneys for Petitioner State of California

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