“A majority of the Seattle City Council likes the idea of placing “warming” labels on gas pumps telling drivers burning fossil fuels causes global warming,” KOMO News announced yesterday.
It’s an idea that’s already generating a free-speech debate.
Earlier this year, a group of kids from Plant for the Planet came to the council pitching the idea of placing “warming” stickers on gas pumps.
“There’s the warning labels on cigarette boxes that says, smoking these will kill you and I think it’s important that we do the same thing on gas labels,” said Athena Fain, an activist.
The warnings would say that car exhaust causes pollution–which leads to climate change.
Opponents argue the label is a violation of free speech because it forces gas stations to place a city’s “opinion” on the pumps.
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