The Bush administration can proceed with a plan to open the U.S. border to long haul as early as next week after an appeals court rejected a bid by labor, consumer and environmental interests to block the initiative.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco late on Friday denied an emergency petition sought by the Teamsters union, the Sierra Club and consumer group Public Citizen to halt the start of a one-year pilot program that was approved by Congress after years of legal and political wrangling.
The Transportation Department welcomed the decision and said in a statement that allowing more direct shipments from Mexico will benefit U.S. consumers. Yahoo News
Terrorists worldwide are celebrating; Truck drivers are contemplating another decrease in wages. Bush is on vacation, again.