“California currently has no authority to strike such an agreement with automakers on emissions standards. Automakers cannot afford to produce ‘red-state cars’ and ‘blue-state cars’ for its customers. Therefore, the most stringent standards will effectively govern the nation. We cannot allow lawmakers in California to set policy that will adversely impact millions of Americans outside their jurisdiction.
“Article I of the Constitution gives the federal government limited enumerated powers. One of those is the ability to regulate interstate commerce. The federal government has a duty to pre-empt California’s attempt to usurp authority that was expressly delegated to the U.S. Congress. Creating a patchwork of regulations for businesses will only mean more red tape and regulatory costs for Americans everywhere.”
We fully support the Constitutional conclusions of FreedomWorks (below). Call your U.S. Representative and Senators and demand they take action to protect North Carolina under Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution (Moore County's politicians are listed at the right).
FreedomWorks press release is at: http://www.freedomworks.org/content/freedomworks-statement-response-deal-struck-between-california-and-auto-manufacturers
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