EPA to Oregon: State Rules Limiting New Car Greenhouse Gases are Too Tough

Someone at the EPA needs to be reminded that “P” stands for “Protection.” Today’s news: The EPA rejected Oregon’s new rules requiring auto dealers to meet tighter emission standards for cars sold in Oregon.

The feds’ beef is that Oregon, California and other states are setting standards too tough. Of course, if EPA did it’s job, then the states wouldn’t need to set tougher standards. The EPA action was accompanied by the declaration that it was “moving forward” to create a uniform national standard. Moving forward? Can’t help but wonder when they’ll get there.

California’s Republican Gov. Schwarznegger and Oregon’s Democratic Gov. Kulongoski reportedly plan to challenge EPA action.

David F. Sugerman

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