By Dan Shapley
In an aggressively worded letter, two Republican governors have accused the Bush Administration of conduct "bordering on malfeasance" in relation to climate change. Arnold Schwarzenegger, of California, and Jodi Rell, of Connecticut, said the federal government should not block the states' efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and other sources. California is seeking a waiver to curb vehicle exhaust linked to climate change, and at least 11 other states are waiting to follow suit if it gets the go-ahead to make its state regulations more strict than the federal benchmarks. The two governors didn't much care for Bush's recent climate change policy either, which calls for reducing gasoline consumption by 20 percent. They said the policy smacks of "inaction and denial," according to a story in the May 22 Salt Lake Tribune.