Former Cal EPA head Tamminen not confident CAFE increase will pass
As the head of the California Environmental Protection Agency, Terry Tamminen helped shape climate change policy that would eventually serve as an example for national legislation. Tamminen left his post at the California EPA in 2004 to pursue new goals -- to educate other state governments about California's plans and to discuss the damaging health effects of oil use. During today's OnPoint, Terry Tamminen, author of the book "Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction" and a policy adviser to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), discusses why the tobacco and oil industries are so similar. Tamminen gives support to Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) emissions legislation. He explains why he believes a CAFE increase is unlikely during this congressional session and comments on the House's recent legislation on oil tax and royalty relief saying it is inadequate.