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Oregon wants to ban aftermarket car parts

Posted By Tom Jackson On February 11, 2009 @ 11:27 am In Construction News | No Comments

Give regulators an inch and they take a mile. This is what Oregon’s governor is proposing [1]:

Restrictions and prohibitions on the sale and distribution of after-market motor vehicle
parts, including but not limited to tires, if alternatives are available that decrease
greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles;”

This from a state that’s already $1.2 billion in the red and is expected to add another $1-billion in debt [2]in the coming months.  You’d think they’d have better things to worry about than what kind of tires you’re putting on your truck.

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[1] Oregon’s governor is proposing: http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightline/2009/02/oregon-governor-looking-to-ban-aftermarket-parts.html

[2] $1.2 billion in the red and is expected to add another $1-billion in debt : http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_011609_news_oregon_deficit.c0f9dfb.html

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