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    Mandate could force gas stations out of business

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    ARCADIA - 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.
    Mandate could force gas stations out of business - Pasadena Star-News

    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?

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    Re: Mandate could force gas stations out of business

    California doesn't know **** about business.
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    Re: Mandate could force gas stations out of business

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    California doesn't know **** about business.
    Hollywood sure can make a buck.

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    Re: Mandate could force gas stations out of business

    I would rather the state government subsidize the purchase of the new equipment, but as the state government can't even pay its bills, it has no business foisting such bills on small businesses, ESPECIALLY when the economy is in the crapper like it is now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I would rather the state government subsidize the purchase of the new equipment, but as the state government can't even pay its bills, it has no business foisting such bills on small businesses, ESPECIALLY when the economy is in the crapper like it is now.
    Stuff has really hit the fan. I can not believe conservatives are writing stuff like this

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    Re: Mandate could force gas stations out of business

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Stuff has really hit the fan. I can not believe conservatives are writing stuff like this
    I am an environmentalist. I think CONSERVation of the environment is a conservative principle.
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    Re: Mandate could force gas stations out of business

    I think government should look for ways that help lower pollution without hurting business OR making other people pay for it through handouts and tax monies.

    Say... offer a tax break for those that choose to upgrade, there is a conservative solution.

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    Re: Mandate could force gas stations out of business

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I am an environmentalist. I think CONSERVation of the environment is a conservative principle.
    Just maybe you happen disagree with some of your fellow conservatives? And that is okay IMHO. I've often disagreed with people whom think capitalism is evil incarnate.

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    Re: Mandate could force gas stations out of business

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I am an environmentalist. I think CONSERVation of the environment is a conservative principle.
    Really? I always hear conservatives saying the state subsidizing stuff is a socialist principle...
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    Re: Mandate could force gas stations out of business

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I think government should look for ways that help lower pollution without hurting business OR making other people pay for it through handouts and tax monies.

    Say... offer a tax break for those that choose to upgrade, there is a conservative solution.
    People are going to make bucks of this transition. And those would be business people.

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