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California Shoots Self in Head Six Years Ago, Signs Greenhouse Gas Law

It was six years ago this August 30th that then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger California Assembly Bill 32 into law to give California the (dis)honor of being the first state to put a limit on greenhouse gases to include those produced by vehicles.

Industry folks say that it is this law that determines what we all drive no matter which state we live in. This is the law that coerced the American auto industry into largely agreeing to produce fleets that average 54.5 mpg by 2025. Some have estimated that the California law will cost the cash strapped state $52 billion by 2025, who knows what it will cost the nation’s economy.