September 22, 2012
I read the weekly pretty often but have never seen any articles on the Carb regulations the state has put in place. I wonder if the general public has any idea that these regulations will cost them in the end. Carb has registered most heavy equipment in the state and is putting "sell by" or "retire by" dates on everything. In the end I suspect there will be few contractors left standing when they have to replace or sell the equipment it took them decades of payments to aquire. The people that are getting fat on this are the huge union companies owned by corporations. They can afford to send all of their outdated equipment to Nevada or any other state they operate in and just purchase new stuff here in Ca. The stockholders foot that bill. The rest of us will either have to repurchase new equipment or just give up. I think maybe you should publish a history of how Carb got it's legs and what it will mean to all of Ca. Yes, clean air is nice. No doubt about it. But at what cost? We already live in a clean air county in Monterey and the building industry is a mere shadow of what it once was. The fanatics are at it again. Why is it Calif. is trying to destroy itself?