You do have to give the government some deference. Right now there are 200 trucks, and I think the government has a right to say the limit is 250. That’s it. That’s going to be our food-truck industry.DC City Councilor Vincent B. Orange • Offering a sort-of-awful take on food trucks, which have become very popular in the city but are facing some tough regulatory drama from local officials. Bloomberg has more details on the trials and tribulations of operating a food truck in the nation’s capitol.
We can’t afford to wait. We have to act on these issues now. Our projections show continued growth in population and vehicle miles traveled, which will affect air quality for years to come.Mary Nichols, the chairman of the California Air Resources Board • Discussing why new ‘Clean Car’ regulations are necessary. California’s new bill, which would require vehicles to cut down on pollutants by 75 percent, would start in 2015, and the rules would tighten further by 2025. This could be a step in the right direction for such a smog-ridden state, but opponents say that it would hurt consumers and car manufacturers, claiming it raises the price of a new vehicle by $3,200. The new standards could inspire other states to follow suit. source (via • follow)
We should have no more regulation than the health, safety, and security of the American people require. Every rule should meet that common sense test. … But what we can’t do – what I won’t do – is let this economic crisis be used as an excuse to wipe out the basic protections that Americans have counted on for decades.Obama gives a little, takes a little on government regulations. (more here)
organikka-deactivated20110901-d asks: What important lessons can other nations learn from the tsunami, earthquake and power plant crisis in Japan?:
» We say: Disaster-preparedness is too important to ignore, even if the benefit isn’t obvious right off the bat. Regulations need to be strong and well-thought-out. Don’t let up on them, or the issues will be worse when they happen. And no Monday-morning quarterbacking. Do it on Sunday and plan for the game before it happens.