One more example of what an analyst calls ‘sophisticated state failure.’
Warning: Yet another failure of central planning.
Some states want to tax you on a mileage basis.
All about pointless/failed government meddling in the auto industry leading to “self-driving shared cars.”
Die Grünen sind verrückt.
“The limiting factor is, was and will be for years the value proposition.”
“As enticing as broccoli and low calorie doughnuts.”
The National Journal reports:
But traffic fatalities are real whereas pollution fatalities are entirely imaginary. Show us a body!
John DeCicco writes at Yale’s environment 360:
The Wall Street Journal reports:
Business Spectator reports:
EPA could still implement Low Carbon Fuel Standard rules through another avenue known as “Sue-and-Settle.”
Moniz responds to a question from Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz — is for “light-weighting” cars. We’re dying to save gas.
Required efficiency gains are actually ‘extending the viability of traditional automobile engines.”
But in 2011 Obama said he was a “warrior for the middle class.”
The new emissions standards will make no difference to public health or environmental quality.
“Under the standard, refiners are required to blend 36 billion gallons of ethanol into traditional transportation fuel by 2022.”
Political correctness gets taxed.
… provide little or no environmental benefit, and actually increase carbon emissions.
From the Wall Street Journal.
More upward pressure on gas prices for no change in air quality.
This is not necessarily unreasonable until you consider the nature and habits of our spendthrift, power-grabbing, anti-personal liberty government.
“The program’s first mistake seems to have been its focus on car shredding, instead of car recycling. With 690,000 vehicles traded in, that’s a pretty big mistake.”
Too bad for Fritz, Jacques and Mario…. No more “listen to her tachin’ up now.” No more “listen to her why-ee-eye-ine.”
“Any service that competes with owning a car is a good thing.”
“Unfortunately for central planners around the world, there’s nothing worse than a technology that lets people go where they want to, when they want to.”
“The heat isn’t hot enough to burn the skin, so most people don’t even know there’s a problem.”
“Smart” is the new “stupid.”
“Vehicle interiors contain a unique cocktail of hundreds of toxic chemicals that off-gas in small, confined spaces.”
We don’t know what GM spokesman Shad Blach is talking about — and neither does he.
No wonder the New York Times is losing money.
LOL: “Assuming the price of gasoline stays about what it is today.”
So much for India’s rickshaw revival.
“Here’s one good way to consider the vote in 2012: It’s about whether to re-elect President Lisa Jackson, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, which these days runs most the U.S. economy,” says the Wall Street Journal editorial page.
“Issa fired off a 13-page letter to Nichols the other day demanding answers to questions that sometimes take on a have-you-stopped-beating-your-wife tone.”
The Obama Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not necessarily onboard with the Obama fuel economy proposal.
But hybrids aren’t safer for everyone.
What’s politically correct for General Motors won’t be good for small car-driving Americans.