Aspiring Governor Jerry Brown made a comment at the California Democratic convention last week that merits repeating. From Peter Hecht’s Sac-Bee report, “Day of Political Preening”:
He mentioned his state car – a blue Plymouth he drove for “eight years and 240,000” miles.
As a state vehicle, no doubt it was kept up well, but still …A major contributor to air pollution has long been the continued presence of inefficiently running old cars using outdated technology, something as true in the 1970s as is true today.
In fact, California runs a “vehicle retirement program” that pays people money to get old vehicles off the streets.
So, Brown was probably polluting more back then just for image’s sake. Well-earned Moonbeam, indeed.
UPDATE (8:09 a.m.) Oh, yes. Brown sues EPA. Again. Trying to achieve policy ends he could not achieve through the political or legislative process.
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