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Earlier this month we reported on how ten states are planning to file a lawsuit against the federal government to toughen CAFE rules minivans, SUVs, and trucks.
Well, the Orange County Register has taken exception to the suit. An article in the newspaper points a finger at Attorney General Bill Lockyer, the man leading the filing. The OCR slights the suit as a political move in Lockyer's election bid for state treasurer next month. The article cites studies that show U.S. gasoline use accounts for only 1.5-percent of greenhouse pollution, hardly enough to affect the environment worldwide. The Register concludes that 'rational consumers' have already taken gas prices into account, and are migrating to more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Related:
Hybrid sales inelastic despite surging gas prices
SUV buyers waiting, not abandoning their beasts of burden

[Source: Orange County Register via Desert Dispatch]


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      • 9 Years Ago
      Lockyer is just another blow-hard Democrat acting normal.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It just jerks my chain when one public agency sues another public agency. It's taxpayer dollars paying for these a$$-clowns to fight each other in court. There needs to be a mediation program for gov. vs. gov. suits to reduce the costs to taxpayers.
      • 9 Years Ago
      You're quoting the Orange County Register? Might as well as the Washington Times. c'mon
      • 9 Years Ago
      Uh, the OCR is so right wing even Chuck Heston isn't sure if the paper's staff should be allowed to have weapons...they might decide to wage war on their immigrants cleaning and landscaping workers. Seriously, they're crazy slanted - making Fox News look fair and balanced.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yeah because the fact that everyone involved with this suit is a Democrat wasn't a dead giveaway that it was a political ploy.