State of California looks to tax non-flex fuel vehicles

Talk about playing with dynamite. California representative Zoe Lofgren (pictured) has introduced a bill that would impose a tax on any vehicle imported into the state or manufactured within that was not flex-fuel capable. States Lofgren, "My bill would be a step to help combat climate change and promote energy independence by encouraging the development and distribution of alternatively fueled vehicles."
Monies from such a tax would be distributed to independent gas station owners to install alternative fuel pumps and equipment. While the concept sounds interesting, we at AutoblogGreen can see a tough fight in the California legislature. We'll be closely monitoring House Resolution 5959, though; surprises are almost the norm in the Golden State.

[Source: Waste News]

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