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California Auto Emissions Standards Coming to YOUR State!

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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 01:30 PM
Think that California's auto emissions standards are strict?

Well get ready for them to be adopted in your own state very soon...

WASHINGTON —The Obama administration will issue new national requirements for the emissions and mileage of cars and light trucks in an effort to end a long-running conflict among the states, the federal government and auto manufacturers, industry officials said Monday.

President Obama will announce as early as Tuesday that he will combine California’s tough new auto-emissions rules with the existing corporate average fuel economy standard to create a single new national standard, the officials said. As a result, cars and light trucks sold in the United States will be roughly 30 percent cleaner and more fuel-efficient by 2016.

The White House would not divulge details, but environmental advocates and industry officials briefed on the program said that the president would grant California’s longstanding request that its tailpipe emissions standards be imposed nationally. That request was denied by the Bush administration but has been under review by top Obama administration officials since January.

Obama is going to make you get rid of your Hummer and into one of those little hybrids one way or the other.

State's rights? What are those?

posted on May, 18 2009 @ 02:23 PM
Technically that's not a states rights issue.

That's something that will be imposed on auto makers. And it it will be an interstate commerce issue.

Personally I don't see a problem with this. Adding a 6 speed transmission to cars should get them past 30mpg. hopefully in the 35mpg range.

Maybe adding some VTEC technology could also improve mileage.

There's tons of things that can be done. And they will be done. Just expect a slightly higher sticker price.

No biggie.

posted on May, 18 2009 @ 02:33 PM
Well, inspections standards vary from state to state right now, so the states have some say in it.

Higher mpg is a good thing; I think the auto makers have been dragging their feet on this one for several years now. We had 30 mpg in the 80's. There is no reason why 35-40 mpg should not be common for small and mid-size cars right now.

Slightly higher sticker prices, less personal choice as models are phased out, *and* higher auto inspection prices. And don't be surprised to see fuel prices rise also.

[edit on 18-5-2009 by jsobecky]

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 12:08 AM
Nothing good ever comes from California, God I wish that state would simply split.

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