On March 12, 2009, officials from the California Air Resources Board met with representatives of U.S. automakers and auto-supply firms to discuss vehicle-paint standards that state regulators were moving to implement. Soon afterward, the auto-industry insiders’ WardsAuto website detailed how the meeting had left some attendees stunned — and major paint suppliers “tearing their hair out.”
The air board wanted to require heat-reflecting paint on vehicles as part of its effort to improve fuel efficiency. But its proposed “cool paints” initiative would have amounted to a de facto ban on black cars and trucks. And there was a fatal shortcoming with the board’s plan: Such vehicle paint didn’t yet exist.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Fixing California: Regulation gone wild
Well, hey, you guys in CA voted for Democrats. Did you expect anything different? Wow. An amazing article.