The COPs and CARB
10/20/2012 1 Comment
This is what happens when legislators give bureaucrats unlimited power and remove them from voter oversight. The CalWatchDog has the story by Katy Grimes
CARB’s Clean truck month
Nichols then talked about how successful the new diesel regulations have been in forcing truck owners to replace their diesel engines with new ones at a cost of $50,000 to $60,000 each. Truck owner-operators who could not afford to do this have gone out of business.
However, the diesel regulations imposed by CARB were doctored, as I have written about extensively. Even with this information, CARB forged ahead with the program and killed a great many small businesses.
CARB’s enforcement arm
CARB has now “partnered” with law enforcement to ensure compliance. The California Highway Patrol has been ordered to pull truck drivers over to run tests on their engines to see if they are complying with CARB’s diesel regulations.
CARB calls this their “full commitment to compliance.” There was a great deal of talk at the meeting about enforcement and penalties.
Last month, enforcement activities were conducted at CHP inspection stations, border crossings, truck stops, roadside locations, rest stops and port facilities.
Additionally, there was a well-coordinated media campaign orchestrated by CARB. Board members and staff bragged about the 37 news stories done by television news. They even showed clips of a few news stories. These were not public service announcements.
So now we have the California Air Resources Board writing the news, and compliant media reporting it as if it is spontaneous.
The end result is that taxpayer and rate payers pick up the bill for this stupidity. Our only solution is to remove the legislator that create the bureaucracies and reign in the bureaucrats hiding in their concrete caves.