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The Ban on Black
Posted By Ernest Istook On March 26, 2009 @ 1:39 pm In Energy and Environment | 23 Comments
Henry Ford told buyers they could get a Model T in “any color as long as it’s black.” Californians may soon find that black is banned.
In 2006, California adopted the California Global Warming Solutions Act, also known as AB 32. This law created a comprehensive, long term plan for California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Cool Paints was identified as an Early Action strategy, to be in place no later than January 1, 2010. This strategy is based on measures to reduce the solar heat gain in a vehicle parked in the sun. A cooler interior would make drivers less likely to activate the air conditioner, which increases carbon dioxide emissions.
There should be outcry, for two reasons:
Teabags are quickly becoming the symbol of too much taxing and spending. Perhaps paintbrushes will become the symbol of a government that intrudes too much.
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 public workshop: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/cool-paints/final_cool_cars_workshop_presentation31209.pdf
 website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/cool-paints/cool-paints.htm
 2008 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report: http://vocuspr.vocus.com/VocusPR30/Newsroom/Query.aspx?SiteName=DupontNew&Entity=PRAsset&SF_PRAsset_PRAssetID_EQ=111443&XSL=PressRelease&Cache=
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