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post #1 of 10 Old 01-26-2009, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Obama to order emissions waiver review

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will order the Environmental Protection Agency today to reconsider whether California and 13 other states should have the right to impose their own tailpipe emissions standards, officials said Sunday.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-26-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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If the messiah lifts the waiver...consider it the final nail in the coffin of the American auto industry. I am a states-rights guy but this is not a good scenario for GM, Ford or Chrylser.
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here's a great article on what needs to be done...seems like common sense to me.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/26/epa...rtner=yahootix

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(is biting tongue very hard due to the non-political rule)

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On a brighter note; we now know the real reason why the camaro weighs so much. Lifted from the article;
"The rules were supposed to take effect last fall for the 2009 model year and would require vehicles under 3,750 pounds to achieve average fuel economy of 43.7 miles per gallon by 2016"
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Bad news indeed, you can't build a different car for every state, so they try to help the company by bailing it out and then set up rules that will ruin it, how does this make sense why didn't they just flush a few billion down the toilet Sorry, I know, no political stuff, but really this is just baffling and I don't choose political sides, I'm just going off common sense which is probably my problem.

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Maybe if no one builds cars that meet those requirements, California will have to back off on their requirements. I mean, it's a great idea, but if no one is willing to meet your standards, than what options do you have?
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Maybe the Big 3 are going about this the wrong way:

How about open plants in California and have the Mexicans work the line. They'd kill the Unions and meet emissions in no time flat. Might even have the same level of quality.

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post #9 of 10 Old 01-26-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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Actually, it might be pretty funny and the Big 3 might be able to do it but the citizens wouldn't be very happy. Imagine pictures or videos of California....everyone driving Geo Metros. Either pimp your Geo or move to another state....lol.


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On a brighter note; we now know the real reason why the camaro weighs so much. Lifted from the article;
"The rules were supposed to take effect last fall for the 2009 model year and would require vehicles under 3,750 pounds to achieve average fuel economy of 43.7 miles per gallon by 2016"
really?? so what about th mustang then?
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