In the early 1970’s, the Environmental Protection Agency forced
automakers to cut emissions. And the cars were awful. I
remember a 1972 Chevy Caprice station wagon, 140 horsepower, 4300
lbs. Chevy claimed the horsepower was 160 – even at that, it was
still grossly underpowered.
Prior to the EPA, that particular engine was rated at 250
horsepower. The EPA took 40 percent of the engine capacity away.
When you’re pushing a 4300 lb car with only 140 horsepower, the gas
mileage is terrible. Cars didn’t run well. They were unreliable.
The only thing that saved the car industry was fuel injection –
something Porsche, Mercedes and BMW were already moving to.
Car manufacturers were lying then, and they’ve been forced to
Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy just
published a new study, which verified California’s 2011 Greenhouse
Gas Emissions were just one percent of emissions worldwide.
According to the study, even if California’s emissions dropped to
zero from now until 2050, which is the year Brown there would be no
significant effect on the environment because of greenhouse gases
generated by developing nations… Read More