Calif. sues DOE on washing-machine water standards


By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES, April 26 (Reuters) - California said on Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy for failing to uphold the state's stringent standards for water-efficient washing machines. The announcement of the suit, filed last week, comes a day after California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger threatened to sue the federal Environmental Protection Agency if it does not act soon on the state's request to impose stricter-than-federal automobile ...

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