Envirowackos 1, hard working people 0.
Mandate could force gas stations out of business - Pasadena Star-NewsARCADIA - Dozens, and potentially hundreds, of gas stations around California are choosing to shut down rather than comply with a state mandate that would require owners to purchase new equipment to reduce vapor emissions at the pump.
The requirement, known as Phase II in the state's Enhanced Vapor Recovery Program, is set to go into effect in April. It requires gas station owners to individually purchase tens of thousands of dollars of equipment designed to prevent harmful vapors from escaping into the air when gasoline is pumped.
But smaller retailers say that the requirement puts an unfair burden on businesses that don't sell enough gasoline to offset the extra cost - and that don't contribute much to the problem in the first place.
Small businesses, the little guy out there, has to shut down, has to stop earning a living.
I bet ya many of these places will get bought out by bigger companies... gee, you don't think that someone is looking to make money from this... nah.
This is really all about Mother Gaia right?