The push for cleaner car standards in Illinois has been stalled in Springfield. This would move us to standards that have long been in use in California, so this is hardly anything cutting edge. It is more like catching up. Anyway, there isn’t too much discussion in the media about this program, but I caught this piece on Chicago Public Radio’s 848 program:
Here’s a quote from the Web site:
Cars are thought to be a major source of the emissions responsible for global warming. So some advocates are proposing the Clean Car Program, currently under consideration in the Illinois General Assembly. Right now the state uses the guidelines in the Federal Clean Air Act. The Clean Car Program would impose the stricter standards originally introduced in California. Rebecca Stanfield is state director of Environment Illinois, which recently studied the impact of vehicle emissions. She says tackling that tailpipe pollution is essential.