Dirty Air

DIRTY AIR….Does it ever end? The Bush administration is challenging yet another Southern California attempt to clean up our air. It’s not even a new regulation that applies to carmakers or any other manufacturer, it’s just a mandate that applies to our own cities and counties telling them they have to buy cleaner burning vehicles.

Whether you happen to approve of this or not, don’t we have the right to decide what kinds of vehicles we ourselves are going to buy? It’s just a mystery why the Bush administration insists on joining in on frivolous lawsuits like this. Do they just reflexively oppose anything that might reduce emissions?

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