California Assembly to Vote on Clean Car Discount Act

If passed, measure would be the nation's first 'feebate' law, imposing charges and granting rebates based on a vehicle's emission of carbon dioxide and other gases.

Published: 29-Jan-2008

Say you buy a car that coughs out a lot of greenhouse gases. Should you pay more for the privilege of polluting?

And say your neighbor buys a car that spews out far less. Should he be rewarded for helping to save the planet?

This week, the California Assembly is expected to vote on the California Clean Car Discount Act, which, if passed, would be the nation's first "feebate" law, imposing charges and granting rebates based on a vehicle's emission of carbon dioxide and other gases.

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