'Cool Cars' embodies Sacramento's 'bumbling, well-intentioned, paternalistic nonsense'Posted by Gino DiCaro, Vice President, Communications on Feb. 23, 2010
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is looking to finalize its "Cool Cars" policy this Thursday, once again putting regulation before reason and imposing knee jerk command-and-control mandates with no regard for economic impacts and, in this case, public safety.
**** Since this blog was written I have been corrected by CARB that it is not on the agenda for Thursday. But no doubt folks are still showing up to testify in the public comment period on the issue *****
Here's the nickel tour:
CARB originally tried to ban dark colored vehicles. That didn't fly with the public, auto dealers, manufacturers and anyone else who breathes in California. Whew.
Policies like this require extensive research to ensure proper benefit with the least amount of economic burden. Over the past few months important information and data on these two fronts has emerged from the Wireless Association and the Auto Alliance that prove that the proposed "Cool Cars" policy creates:
Even when presented with these problems and new information on better alternatives, CARB is still unwilling to budge and provide any flexibility or necessary changes in the regulation.
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