Calif. Government Mandates New Cars Carry “Green” Sticker

Associated Press
June 20, 2008

Green sticker
New cars sold in California will have to include under government mandate a green label showing estimated greenhouse gas emissions.

New-car shoppers in California will see an easy-to-read label revealing a vehicle’s greenhouse gas emissions as soon as next month.

The California Air Resources Board said Thursday the window sticker will give consumers the information they need to choose a cleaner-burning car or light truck.

“This label will arm consumers with the information they need to choose a vehicle that saves gas, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps fight smog all at once,” board chairman Mary Nichols said in a statement. “Consumer choice is an especially powerful tool in our fight against climate change. We look forward to seeing these stickers on 2009 model cars as they start hitting the showrooms in the coming months.”

Approved earlier by California lawmakers and supported by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the regulation was signed into law this week by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

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