Tags: Donna Barstow, gas prices
This cartoon does not meet normal CalWatchDog standards and feeds a misunderstanding by the public that there’s collusion and price fixing. Never mind the recnt runup in price is MOSTLY the result of archaic and byzantine CARB rules?
@ Tom Tanton,
Agreed, any cartoon that takes the same paranoid view espoused by Babs Boxer is brain dead. Every time we have a big run up in gas prices the Libtards call for a Federal investigation which always results in the same conclusion – No price fixing. Besides, everybody knows it’s George Bush’s fault
Also, the artistic quality of this cartoon is amateurish at best.
The rules governing gasoline formulation have isolated the state of California from the rest of the nation. Is the improvement in air quality worth the 50 to 70 cents a gallon premium we pay at the pump? I’m sure the answer to that question depends on who is asked. Some would say no cost is too high to pay. Others would be more reasonable. Surely the improvement in air quality due to California’s gasoline formulation rules has been more than offset by the reduction in miles driven, fuel economy, and pollution abatement equipment on modern cars.
Your master in D.C. has the answer….Hope!
If our rules are so great, why are we alone.
One word “CROOKS” no matter how you spin it!
Your paying for the shut down and moving of equipment in the Gulf of Mexico, indirectly….
Could it be we are all slaves of the industrial revolution, an archaic thought for service economy ball cap and apron workers in California.
Everyone knows why gas prices are high ask the wealthy to check their stock. As far as smog goes nothing will improve the air quality in California. Anyone who believes regulations will make a difference are just plain stupid!
Thomas20. Not sure I understand you’re last point. As car’s get more efficient, drivers drive MORE miles offsertting efficiency gains (see Jevon’s Paradox), but they’ve also become cleaner, enough so that a/q has improved by leaps and bounds…even in those state’s without California’s specific fuel formulation. Besides, the special summer blend is designed to cope with hot summers…if cool weather comes along, why not allow early shift to ‘winter blend’ instead of waiting for a price crisis?
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