All Cost, for No Benefit
Posted by Jeff Id on October 28, 2010
As we head into elections, liberals are going ahead with ever more government and ever more regulation as though there is no bottom to the cash they can print. To solve global warming, they are now proposing regulations on semi trucks to limit fuel usage. Semi’s already limit fuel usage in an extreme of course as it is one of the primary costs in their business, but nope more government can always help in some peoples minds.
All for a rarified gas which can be measured in parts per million, which nobody knows how much warming it will cause, nobody knows if the warming will cause any problems at all, and the people who make the rules don’t understand one thing about the engineering, science or business. Of course the voters don’t either. We are a brilliant bunch of monkeys us.
By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
Two federal agencies have proposed first-ever national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks. The complementary proposals, announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, will establish a new way to measure truck fuel efficiency and emissions.
Instead of miles per gallon, trucks will be measured in terms of gallons per ton-mile. And emissions will be measured in terms of grams of carbon dioxide per ton-mile. The agencies adopted this approach in order to account for the work the truck is doing, rather than just the fuel efficiency of the engine.