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Old 07-17-2010, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Spokane540ia View Post
Hi edjack and bluebee!

What I was told a few years ago was that Oregon passed a law to make self pumping illegal in Oregon. The reason was to insure that teenagers and the lowest income people could get an entry level job. Pumping gas. They would be employable, and employed. I won't get into a political discussion here...

Being from Washington State, we don't have such a law. It was really weird to NOT be able to pump my own gas, but I was told quickly that I couldn't....
A quick review of The Peoples Republic of Oregon website reveals that the gasoline laws are due to environmental concerns. It prevents topping off, misuse of the nozzles (i.e. pushing the safety forward to fill a spare tank), etc etc. Some ridiculous metric in air quality is maintained by having some no-doubt highly trained guy that was in Bumfights a few years back pump your gas...
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