Dr Pitney on Brown's Emission Standards Petition

From Steve Geissinger’s article in the San Jose Mercury News:

Attorney General Jerry Brown will petition federal regulators today to set stricter emission standards on off-road toys such as snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and personal watercraft – an idea that manufacturers insist would trigger higher prices, lower performance and possibly even be the demise of some off-road vehicles.
Jack Pitney, a political scientist at Claremont McKenna College, isn’t sure the public would make that choice.

“People favor strong action on the environment, and are even willing to say that no price for environmental protection is too high,” Pitney said, “until they themselves must pay it.”

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