Grrrr. Last week, I was all excited that a federal judge had cleared the way for California to demand cleaner cars. All that remained was approval from the EPA.

Not too surprisingly, the EPA has said no. No clean cars for us. Not yet, anyway.

And, of course, Arnie’s pissed — and so are the 17 other states (including Washington and Oregon) that have hitched their car standards to California’s. Says Gov. Schwarzennegger:

“It is disappointing that the federal government is standing in our way and ignoring the will of tens of millions of people across the nation,” Mr. Schwarzenegger said. “We will continue to fight this battle.”

And Arnie will never, ever stop fighting. NEVER!! Well, not until we melt his robotic endoskeleton.*

* This is 100 percent true—I even saw it in a movie once!