Berkeley may become the first city in the nation to require warning stickers on gas pumps that inform consumers that the state has concluded that CO2 emissions contribute to global warming.
A citizens panel - the Community Environmental Advisory Commission - last week approved the concept of the stickers, which would be affixed to gas pump handles. The panel is crafting recommendations to the City Council, where two council members have agreed to press an ordinance requiring the warnings. The city's citizen Energy Commission is scheduled to vote on it in July.
Here's what the label would look like: