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Author Topic: EPA GRANTS CALIFORNIA CLEAN CAR RULE WAIVER, REJECTING INDUSTRY'S CALLS Back to Topics
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:41:34 AM

Rejecting calls from automakers and dealers, EPA has granted a request from California to waive the Clean Air Act to implement several new clean-vehicle rules, including the state's greenhouse gas (GHG) limits for vehicles, strict zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) requirements and a stringent particulate matter (PM) standard for 2025 vehicles.

The move clears the way for other states to adopt the Golden State's standard. In a Dec. 27 press release, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) says that up to 40 percent of new car sales across the country will be subject to the new regulations, under the waiver's application to section 177 states.

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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:39:22 AM

Again, California leads the country with sensible regulations that will help clean up the air.
MAC48
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:36:43 AM

If there is any justice in this world, California will break apart along the San Andreus fault line with the severed portion sailing off to China taking 90% of the environmental wing nuts and far left adherents with it.

This is the same wishful hoping for a move toward the CARB's vision of the environmental utopia by the rest of the US states that lay behind California's adoption of the more stringent gasoline refining regulations in 1996 that made the refinery outages so much worse than they should have been back in October of 2012. Hopefully, the other 49 states will have the common sense not to follow the California Air Resources Board lead once again.
bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:08:18 PM

Other states should be smarter than to follow their standard
MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:02:40 PM

So, there is such a thing as "states' rights" as long as you follow the states on the left. Hmmm...
Gmsclecarparts
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:37:14 PM

Have no use for ANYTHING from California.
knutzAL
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 12:12:20 PM

If the left coast like it I want nothing to do with it. Noise from the Gay Bay is just that, noise.
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:10:50 AM

"The move clears the way for other states to adopt the Golden State's standard."

Thereby requiring other states to acquire a seppuku knife to commit hari-kari. But bigt61 is q
werich44
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:00:21 AM

I don't know which is the biggest joke, obama or the EPA.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:56:49 AM

The EPA is joke.
Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:37:53 AM

The ONE did anything to get re-elected, the doors to the treasury was wide open to buy votes !!
wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:20:28 AM

That's EPA for you, California.
eschroth442
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:54:04 AM

more obama eco-waco's supportewrs in California that wanted payback for the election. Thsi way they get their agenda without actually going thru the process. GET THE EPA OUT OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES!!!!!!
bigt61
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:33:57 AM

Link to articleThis will cost everyone more money. Automakers cannot forsake the California market and will pass the extra cost of complying there on to cars sold throughout the US. What if every state had their own standards? What a regulatory disaster the US has become. Bureaucrats hell bent on passing laws in spite of economic consequences. When will the American voter wake up?
OTISFL
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:26:03 AM

More jobs down the drain.
munkeyciao
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:17:53 AM

Can't open the article...
BigRedVTX
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:14:23 AM

One of the things politics is good at is not enforcing the existing rules and laws and creating new ones so they can pound their chests and say, "there, look what I did".
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:12:44 AM

more jobs lost and loss of business
angel4me
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:11:00 AM

politics............this must cost somebody something.........
merlinCO
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:44:52 AM

This clears the way for more renewable ethanol.
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:44:09 AM

So we adopt more laws to bypass other ones? How about we go through a mass-repeal...
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