Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Real World Example of the Price of Environmentalism

Yesterday, I had a customer who needed to know the price of a gas cap for his small Honda generator. The 49 state gas cap retails for $15.00, the California version (to meet California emission laws) sells for $75.00. That's a sixty dollar difference just for one part. A person earning $20.00 an hour would have to work three and a half pre-tax hours to pay for the environmentalist's portion of the part.

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