Connecticut Governor Signs Clean Cars Bill into Law

On July 25, 2006, Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell signed “An Act Concerning Clean Cars” into law. This legislation, which goes into effect in October 2007, requires automobile manufacturers to affix a label to vehicles sold in the state detailing the vehicle’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The law bars both the sale and the lease of 2009 or later models without the required GHG label. The labeling program will be funded through a $5 fee on new car registrations. The new law also requires Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Motor Vehicles to create an education program to disseminate information about global warming and the effect of vehicle choice on GHG emissions.

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