government has until early August to appeal to the Supreme Court a lower court
decision that banned Mexican trucks from operating on U.S. highways beyond
border commercial zones.
According to the
U.S. Department of Justice, this represents a 30-day extension of time by which
the government must produce a study of environmental effects of exhaust
emissions from Mexican trucks.
The case involves a lawsuit by a coalition of
labor, environmental and other groups that objected to President Bush's lifting
a 22-year-old moratorium on Mexican trucks driving beyond U.S. commercial
zones. The groups said the government should have conducted an environmental
impact study before lifting the ban.