The California Attorney General's Office voluntarily dismissed its appeal to the Ninth Circuit in California v. General Motors Corp. seeking to overturn the lower court's dismissal of the state's public nuisance lawsuit against six major automobile companies. The case, originally filed in the Northern District of California in 2006, was dismissed in September 2007 on the grounds that the issues raised were "political questions" that were reserved for the President and Congress, and not issues that the Court could, or should, resolve at that time. California decided to dismiss the appeal because it believes that the Obama Administration is making progress in climate change issues citing an increase in fuel economy standards and EPAs "endangerment finding."