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Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Environmental Economics: Snarky Commentary on Climate Federalism

Some comments from the Environmental Economist about the political/legal fight over CO2 emissions in several states...

Environmental Economics: Snarky Commentary on Climate Federalism:

This one quote from the Wash Post article really stood out, as a perfect example of the "cog-maker" mentality of the corporate elite, in which they use the centralized state to create conformity among their customer base

"Gloria Bergquist, vice president of public affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which leads the lawsuit, said the rules are too burdensome and costly. 'There would be marketplace chaos if each state were deciding which products should be sold within its borders,' Bergquist said. The suit was filed in federal court in California in December 2004."

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