I really can't believe this is happening especially with the economy like it is now. I find most of this to be totally ridiculous and it is only a matter of time until American say enough is enough. I predict a dramatic rise in Ruby Ridge/Carl Drega type shootouts. All people buying guns aren't buying them because they think that nothing is going to happen. Mandate could force gas stations out of business - Pasadena Star-News 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. April's requirements would have cost him $35,000, he said. Fasching used to sell the gasoline as a convenience for his car wash customers, and blames the new regulations for forcing him to stop. April's regulations promise to cut what are known as reactive organic gas emissions by 7 tons per day statewide, but opponents point to the fact that California produces 2,322 tons of such gases per day. Are you kidding me! I almost started shooting after reading this. Hundreds of small business might close because some jack off agency wants to reduce the tonage from 2322 to 2315! I wonder how George Washington would have handled this type of sh!t. We do calculate the cost of compliance with the regulation as related to emissions," Stanich said. "These costs could be recovered by raising gasoline prices by an average 0.68 cents per gallon."!!!!!!!!!!really!!!!!!!!