Go after California as they caused it.
Reader comment on: Richard Epstein on CAFE Standards
Submitted by Lyle (United States), Dec 6, 2011 14:10
California decided it wanted to regulate CO2 emisssions for itself, leading to two standards on the US market, making it no longer a common market. The industry (both domestic and foreign brands) did not want this so they dealt with the feds to get a common standard. This happens in a lot of cases ranging from toilet flush amounts on up or down as the case may be. It's much simpler for a company if there is one national standard, so they would rather have federal regulation than have to live with 51 state (and DC) regulations that might just differ enough to make life very difficult. So for this blame Arnold and friends and the Calif. desire to regulate greenhouse gasses.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
I once bought a used car on the east coast and moved to California. It needed some kind of special emissions fix to get a Calif. license plate.
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