In Soviet California, CARB Labels You!

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
in soviet california carb labels you

As part of its Great Five Year Plan For Great Leap Beyond Carbon Economy, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will require "Environmental Performance" labeling for all new cars sold in the state, starting in 2009. "Consumer choice is an especially powerful tool in our fight against climate change," CARB chair Mary Nichols insists. We'll gladly concede labels are a far less draconian approach than what one might otherwise expect from an unelected environmental agency with a broad mandate and an $800m budget. But if CARB really wants to give its labels a fighting chance, they should ditch the laissez-faire and mandate permanent labels. That must be visible from twenty yards. Then they could decriminalize keying vehicles which score below a four on "Smog" and "Global Warming." And casual observers wouldn't have to look up your eco-friendly car's EP score at Especially when that website is "temporarily down for maintenance," as it was at the time of writing.

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  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Jun 26, 2008

    quasimondo, don't forget about the sticker that says not to use a hair dryer while you're in the bath tub.

  • Marc Marc on Jun 26, 2008

    We commies dont have to explain ourselves. If you disagreee, well just send you to Fresno for some re-conditioning. Thats the last I will comment on this one, Go back to your 8 mpg, soot belching Trans Ams. Im takin the Prius to to a sit-in.

  • Romanjetfighter Romanjetfighter on Jun 26, 2008

    California should increase the gas guzzler tax and tax any vehicle over a certain weight and use that money to research alternative energy! Yay for tax and spending!

  • TonyTiger TonyTiger on Jun 26, 2008

    To marc and the rest of the SF Bay Area commies; Making life better for everyone? Thanks for nothin. U and CARB gave us MTBE, thanks for nothin. Except poison in the groundwater. Do u really drive a toyota battery operated dustbuster? And you want the rest of us to drive one too dont you? What happened to "It's a free country"? Oh that's right, you're a bay area effete snob and a commie and u know best. enjoy your sit in today. What's the topic? Protesting against today's Supreme court ruling affirming the 2nd amendment? Or trying to overturn some other Constitutional edict? I'll sit here eating peanuts, drinking green tea and listening to Michael Savage. He's talking about impeaching ruth bader ginsburg right now. We should be so lucky.