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Re: WOW...another crazy law suit
In Oregon it was done for employment reasons, not safety.
Nope. The Oregon gas pumping law has been around since the early fifties, long before self-serve stations. As I recall, it was originally in response to a couple of horrendous accidents. More recently, the Oregon legislature has put forth a slew of reasons not to change the law, and in the early 1980s changing the law was actually voted down in a state-wide referendum. Interestingly, gas prices in Oregon are noticeably higher than they are in California, in fact they're often a bit lower.
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