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Rockntractor
05-18-2009, 09:51 PM
Obama to Set New Vehicle Rules, First Carbon Limit (Update3)
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By John Hughes and Kim Chipman

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama will announce new vehicle-emission rules tomorrow, setting the first-ever nationwide limit on greenhouse-gas pollution from autos, people familiar with the plan said.

The move would force automakers to meet a fuel-economy standard for 2016 models of slightly less than 35.5 miles a gallon, a target Congress has said wouldn’t have to be met until 2020, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified until the plan is made public.

The action is the “biggest single step to curb global warming” and follows the lead of California, which wants to cut emissions 30 percent by 2016, Dan Becker, director of the environmental group Safe Climate Campaign, said in an interview.

The federal plan settles the question of whether states can set their own rules for regulating tailpipe emissions, which automakers called an unworkable patchwork of rules.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=agqPp0iSPbp4&refer=worldwide

Odysseus
05-19-2009, 02:13 PM
Obama to Set New Vehicle Rules, First Carbon Limit (Update3)
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By John Hughes and Kim Chipman

May 18 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama will announce new vehicle-emission rules tomorrow, setting the first-ever nationwide limit on greenhouse-gas pollution from autos, people familiar with the plan said.

The move would force automakers to meet a fuel-economy standard for 2016 models of slightly less than 35.5 miles a gallon, a target Congress has said wouldn’t have to be met until 2020, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified until the plan is made public.

The action is the “biggest single step to curb global warming” and follows the lead of California, which wants to cut emissions 30 percent by 2016, Dan Becker, director of the environmental group Safe Climate Campaign, said in an interview.

The federal plan settles the question of whether states can set their own rules for regulating tailpipe emissions, which automakers called an unworkable patchwork of rules.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=agqPp0iSPbp4&refer=worldwide

Oh boy! We get to drive clown cars!!! Can't wait to see what happens when this baby crosses paths with an 18-wheeler! :D

http://www.photoshoptalent.com/images/contests/mini%20vehicles/fullsize/mini%20vehicles_48f46f74a65b9.jpg

BadCat
05-19-2009, 02:28 PM
Oh boy! We get to drive clown cars!!! Can't wait to see what happens when this baby crosses paths with an 18-wheeler! :D

http://www.photoshoptalent.com/images/contests/mini%20vehicles/fullsize/mini%20vehicles_48f46f74a65b9.jpg


I was thinking something along this line....

The ALL NEW 2016 Ford/Chevy/Chrysler Obamamobile! (And yes, those flags will be present at the rollout)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Lada_1600.jpg/800px-Lada_1600.jpg

Odysseus
05-19-2009, 06:17 PM
I was thinking something along this line....

The ALL NEW 2016 Ford/Chevy/Chrysler Obamamobile! (And yes, those flags will be present at the rollout)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Lada_1600.jpg/800px-Lada_1600.jpg

Ahhh... the subtle aroma of a two-stroke engine, the luxurious fiberboard body and the rich, Corinthian naughahyde interior... Has any government-made auto ever surpassed the Trabant for sheer crappiness? It's hard to imagine that in the Eastern bloc, the Yugo was considered a luxury vehicle.

BTW, I think that we're both being optimistic. Knowing the current climate on a host of idiocies, including health care, emission controls and various and sundry other pet causes of the left, I anticipate that the auto industry's zampolits will be compelling GM and Chrysler to come up with a vehicle that does more than just pollute less. It will also force us to eat healthier and be healthier. Hence, the Obamacar:

http://www.applesaucekids.com/ClownCar/Rhoades/4w4p-a.jpg

SarasotaRepub
05-19-2009, 07:24 PM
Cuba is going to be laughing at us soon. :mad:

Pretty soon the only thing a V8 will do is make a bloody mary. :D

lacarnut
05-19-2009, 07:59 PM
Cuba is going to be laughing at us soon. :mad:

Pretty soon the only thing a V8 will do is make a bloody mary. :D

Got behind a black Hummer H3 today. Might buy a used one and install a loud muffler when the Obummer jacks gas prices up to 5 bucks a gallon. That should piss off the environuts. :)