August 31, 2007 PrintSaveE-mailSize: +/–SPECIAL REPORT: Teamsters to DOT: Trust you? You kiddin’ me? Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 – A critical war of words continues in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit regarding a petition to stop the Mexican cross-border trucking pilot program on the eve of planned implementation.

Earlier this week, the Teamsters, Public Citizen and others petitioned that court for an emergency stay of the Bush administration’s charge to open the border. The U.S. Department of Transportation responded Thursday, pleading with the court to blow off the Teamsters’ petition, stating their arguments had no merit.

On Friday, the Teamsters, Sierra Club, Public Citizen and others – fired back with a reply in support of the motion for stay that basically screamed: No merit? Are you serious?

The Teamsters’ reply scoffed at the DOT’s argument that there will be “no harm