Suing the car companies is what the state of California is doing to help protect the environment.
I have to give it to Arnie for being pioneering and doing something bold to help the situation. I’m just not convinced it’s the right thing to do. Because although it makes them money and annoys car makers I can’t see it making any difference whatsoever. People will still buy cars, and petrol and drive them around, and no amount of money taken of the car makers will make any change to that because they are massive and to them it’s pocket change.
So what would be a better solution?
If you have a car and live in Californaia don’t hate me, but I think it would be far better to discourage people from using their cars as much as they do by taxing petrol more. Or better yet to encourage more walking to places within walking distance, not just using cars because they’re there rather than actually needing them.
It’s sort of like the conjestion charge in the centre of London, people hate it but it works. It’s not what people want but for the sake of the planet things need to change at some point in the near future.