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Berkeley Ponders Climate Change "Warning" at Gas Pumps
NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 | Chris Roberts

Posted on 06/19/2014 1:55:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Driving might be hazardous to the earth's health.

Warning labels posting a message that vehicle exhaust is a key source of carbon emissions may soon be affixed to gas pumps in the Bay Area -- but only in Berkeley, where leaders are mulling such a move.

The Los Angeles Times reported that a pair of city environmental panels have already OK'd the warning stickers, which are directly modeled on the warnings on cigarettes.

As of now, the stickers would carry the statement that the state "has determined that global warming caused by C02 emissions poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources, and the environment of California," the newspaper reported.

Family ID’s Man Killed Outside World Cup Party The City Council could approve the stickers in September, the Huffington Post reported. In the meantime, anti-fossil fuels grassroots group 350 Bay Area is trying to get Oakland and San Francisco -- which once tried to put warning labels at cell phone stores -- on board.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: berkeley

1 posted on 06/19/2014 1:55:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

How about posting the prices that were on the same pump around Sept 2008?


2 posted on 06/19/2014 1:57:20 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

Any word on how printing and affixing warning stickers affects global warm . . . er, climate change?


3 posted on 06/19/2014 1:58:18 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: nickcarraway

It’s seems like nearly every product I purchase has that idiotic California cancer warning.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway

5 posted on 06/19/2014 1:58:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: MrB

Or posting how the state gas tax money, which was supposed to be spent on repairing highways, actually was spent.


6 posted on 06/19/2014 1:59:32 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: nickcarraway

With gas over $4/ gal in Mexifornia, they should put stickers on those pumps that read, “Walking is good for your health.”


7 posted on 06/19/2014 2:00:23 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: nickcarraway

How many members of the City Council shall forego using motor vehicles?


8 posted on 06/19/2014 2:03:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: txrefugee

Walking is good for your health.


9 posted on 06/19/2014 2:04:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

When are the Eco-Nazis going to give up their gas-driven transportation?


10 posted on 06/19/2014 2:10:33 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: nickcarraway

Prius (Pious) owners are exempt from feeling guilty.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 2:12:10 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: nickcarraway

First the stickers on the pumps.
Then no pumps within 2,000 yard of a school, to protect the children.
Then a ban on pumps within city limits.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 2:12:47 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: nickcarraway

Every resident of Berkeley should have a sticker over its (notice gender neutral)stating that breathing produces carbon dioxide.


13 posted on 06/19/2014 2:14:22 PM PDT by all the best
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To: nickcarraway

Reminds me of Jimmy Carter’s “turn down the thermostats” campaign. Every thermostat in every building that got any kind of federal money, colleges for example, had a sticker reminding people to keep the thermostat set at 78. Eventually the stickers had to be removed. It cost more to remove them than they saved in energy costs.

I wonder how much co2 will be created by making and printing the labels. Plus, the gasoline of someone driving to all of the gas stations to deliver them.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 2:19:27 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: nickcarraway

Post it next to “Do Not Drink Gasoline” ....


15 posted on 06/19/2014 2:22:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: nickcarraway

Berkeley should give out exhaust recycling kits to their informed citizens ......

maybe a free hose that attaches to the muffler that they can insert into their mouth to recycle the air


16 posted on 06/19/2014 2:27:25 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: nickcarraway

When are they going to post health warnings inside the bath houses in San Francisco?


17 posted on 06/19/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: nickcarraway
Since methane is a worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, when will they require warning labels on beans?


18 posted on 06/19/2014 2:52:06 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: nickcarraway

How about a sticker to paste beside it that says “it has been determined that the state is a bigger threat to your health than CO2 could ever be”?


19 posted on 06/19/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: nickcarraway

If they can do that, can we ban liberals from buying gas? It would serve them right, and help them not damage our poor, helpless eco-system.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 3:46:43 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

I like that.
If you’re liberal ,no gas for you.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 3:56:59 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: nascarnation

If I was at the meeting I would have asked each council member if the commuted with at least two other people to and from the meeting. If they said No then I’d say, Well, it looks as if you don’t believe this is an emergency. Why do you want us to believe it is, if you don’t?


22 posted on 06/19/2014 5:11:35 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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