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Colorado Embraces EV Tar Baby

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Colorado has become the 13th state – plus the District of Columbia – to embrace the fatuously titled “zero emissions” electric car tar baby. This will ” . . . protect the quality of our air and safeguard against returning to the days of the ‘brown clould,’ ” warbled Governor John Hickenlooper – whose name sounds like a villain out of an Ayn Rand novel. Actually, it won’t do any such thing. What it will do is place another and probably insuperable obstacle in front of the Trump administration’s efforts to dial back federal fuel economy regs – which Colorado and those 12 other states plus the District of Columbia (and the EPA) now also characterize with a combination of illiteracy, dishonesty and halting effrontery

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Colorado has become the 13th state – plus the District of Columbia – to embrace the fatuously titled “zero emissions” electric car tar baby.

This will ” . . . protect the quality of our air and safeguard against returning to the days of the ‘brown clould,’ ” warbled Governor John Hickenlooper – whose name sounds like a villain out of an Ayn Rand novel.

Actually, it won’t do any such thing.

What it will do is place another and probably insuperable obstacle in front of the Trump administration’s efforts to dial back federal fuel economy regs – which Colorado and those 12 other states plus the District of Columbia (and the EPA) now also characterize with a combination of illiteracy, dishonesty and halting effrontery as emissions regs.

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission – the Golem-like facsimile of California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) – decreed these new “emissions” standards for light- and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning with the 2022 model year.

In other words, for both cars and trucks.

Especially trucks.

The claim is the new fatwas will “…reduce carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 2 million tons per year by 2030.” Italics added.

Indeed.

Carbon dioxide “emissions.”

In other words, not actually emissions.

Which are things like unburned hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and particulates – things which the EPA (and other regulatory apparats) have statutory authority to regulate under things like the federal Clean Air Act of 1970.

But carbon dioxide isn’t dirty – and has nothing at all to do with clean air, much less Hickenlooper’s risible “brown cloud.”

To characterize C02 as an “emission” – i.e., to suggest it is basically the same thing or even a thing similar to unburned hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide and particulates or anything which in any way contributes to “brown clouds” is despicably dishonest as well as a usurpation of authority never granted legislatively.

That is, which the people never voted to approve. The regulatory apparats simply expanded their power – and decreed.

And mark the date: 2030.

Eric Peters
Eric Peters is a freelance car/bike/political columnist. He escaped the corporate-owned media Big Boys years ago. Without the censorship of the corporate tools

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