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Friday, January 8, 2010

EPA Proposes Higher Standards Despite Budget Woes

“No urban area of California meets even the 1997 federal standard of 80 parts per billion. If states fail to meet federal standards, the government can withhold highway funding. Although such punishment is rare, “it’s the hammer that drives planning at the state level,” Holmes-Gen said.” (Los Angeles Times, Friday)

I guess the problem is that the laws haven’t been coercive enough.

FEE Timely Classic:
Liberty v. Coercion: The Burden of Proof” by Tibor Machan