Monday, January 29, 2007
Although the air board did not endorse a substitute, the regulation would give cleaners a $10,000 incentive to buy a machine that uses a wet cleaning system, which use carbon dioxide.That's CO2 folks, the great global warming bug-a-boo. Strikes me this is against the recent global warming moves by the Guvenator. Won't this be a fine inter-governmental shouting match. Of course, there is the other alternative - heptane, you know, gasoline. Nothing like watching a dry cleaner burn to the ground. But then, this is probabaly a move by the makers of the CO2 machines. Other industries in California use perc, some as much or more than dry cleaners and they are not being regulated. One has to wonder why.
Where science and politics meet - confusion can reign. Of course, sometimes, science is just confused all by it's lonesome.
BTW, but relatedly - The Next Frontier
Understatement of the century. (HT: Prometheus)
My definition of a hate crime:
The Sum Of All Fears?
They need an excuse? Not this American of german descent.
It's 60 miles to Chicago, It's dark and we're wearing sunglasses...
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