Thursday, August 08, 2002

george bush's energy policy act, and the agencies that won't follow it

This caught my attention:
Almost every cabinet level agency in the federal government has violated the Energy Policy Act of 1992 by failing to buy or lease the legally required percentages of alternative fuel vehicles for their federal fleets, a judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling could force 15 federal agencies to step up purchases of vehicles powered by fuel cells, natural gas, biodiesel, and other alternative fuels.
OK, if you noted the date of the act, you realized that the law was from George the elder. This alternate vehicle law makes sense, and is one of the smartest things that George the younger could do right now. These agencies shouldn't pursue compliance with this law grudgingly. They should do it with gusto.