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post #9 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2007, 05:46 PM
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Re: I may not like the man

it's not corruption...look at it this way

the feds have a requirement. The car company builds the cars to that requirement. Everything is good so far.

then a state has a tougher requirement. Now the company has to either A) build cars to multiple requirements or B) build all their cars to the tougher state requirement. Either way, it costs them money.

the problem is that since the car company is building cars in state X and is shipping them to state Z, it's interstate commerce. And that is the domain of the Feds. So the feds want the car companies to be onboard with the national strategy for emissions control, and saving them some money and hassles keeps them happy.

It's more about control and power than anything else.
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