The state of California just passed some new standards for pollution control California has special status in passing laws regarding pollution because they passed laws prior to the Federal Gov. Therefore they have some grandfather rights that other states don't have. These laws are quite strict. Though there is no doubt in my mind that Bush will work and probably succeed in overturning them. This administration only believes in "states rights" when it benefits their agenda. But in the meantime this will be the law starting in 2009 and completed by 2016. My question is.... Does anyone know if the Prius already meets the new law? I did some google searching but didn't find anything. It seems to me that it does.