Can you tell us what is the advantage of passing a regulation rather than taxing gasoline at higher rates? It would seem to me that regulation always has loop holes, and corporations will do only the very minimum to sneak by the regulation. Whereas taxing gasoline means that consumers would actively choose fuel efficient cars over poor efficiency cars, plus your big government would get lots of tax dollars. (Which it desperately needs) So, why are you and the other environmental groups always so gung ho for regulation but never mention or support increasing taxes on gasoline?
Who are these environmentalists that are opposed to high gas taxes? I certainly don’t know of any.
Maybe an even better idea would be to add a sales surtax to gas guzzlers and a subsidy to high-mpg vehicles. I’m thinking maybe a 50% sales surtax on SUVs and other gas guzzlers that some deficient people need to drive in order not to feel like pansies. On the other end of the spectrum, high-mpg cars that get over 40 mpg would receive a sliding subsidy that tops out at 50% for cars that effectively average 100 mpg.