Comments on: State-by-state rules best for US carbon from cars? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/01/26/state-by-state-rules-best-for-us-carbon-from-cars/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Renewable Wire http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/01/26/state-by-state-rules-best-for-us-carbon-from-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-337770 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 23:37:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11934#comment-337770 We should have a single federal regulation that we use in all our “united” states. If we have each state setting their own rules, we will make it very difficult for our auto companies to comply because they could be concievably making several different models of cars just for the U.S. market. Along these lines, we should also have a single gasoline standard to make it easier on our refiners to meet demand.

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By: Steve Bloom http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/01/26/state-by-state-rules-best-for-us-carbon-from-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-337628 Sun, 01 Feb 2009 01:38:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11934#comment-337628 There’s a history to these California waivers. With most if not all of the prior ones, the California standard simply become the new national standard when states representing a large enough portion of the population adopted it. With nearly half the country already signed on to the new California standard, it’s already obvious that the same thing will happen. The feds won’t need to do anything beyond approving the waiver.

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By: Sergio Abranches http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/01/26/state-by-state-rules-best-for-us-carbon-from-cars/comment-page-1/#comment-337610 Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:42:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=11934#comment-337610 State autonomy is one of the few political advantages of federalism. As there are many differences among the states regarding regulation of fuel emissions, letting the states take the initiative could be an instrument for gathering real world evidence on the net effect of differente standards and rules. Several states have not yet even considered putting a cap on car vehicles GHG emissions. They could be influenced by the analysis of concrete experience of states with similar economic and transport features.

After a while, though, and a not a long one for that matter – 1 or 2 years – the Federal Government will necessarily have to established a common national minimum, to guide industry, even thoug allowing for states maxima to prevail at the local level. A Federal rule will be especially necessary to help de US meet is committments if and when it adheres to a post-Kyoto Protocol, a most likely outcome under president Obama.

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