Transportation economics under assault in California

07/22/2002
From the land of the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) soon will come further sacrifice of transportation economics to environmentalist fancy.The California Air Resources Board (CARB) must adopt regulations achieving "maximum feasible and cost-effective reduction" of carbon dioxide from cars and light trucks under a law Gov. Gray Davis is expected to sign.It would be the first state action against vehicle emissions of CO2, a greenhouse gas. Other states have regulated CO2 from power plants.This comes from the state that in 1990 attempted to mandate a ZEV share of the vehicle market: 2% in 1998, 5% in 2001, and 10% in 2003.Not even the California government can force citizens to buy things they ...
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