Gov. Gavin Newsom announces California will phase out all new gas-powered cars by 2035

  • metta

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    Sep 23, 2020 5:56 PM GMT
    Gov. Gavin Newsom announces California will phase out all new gas-powered cars by 2035

    https://abc7news.com/politics/live-newsom-announces-plan-to-phase-out-all-new-gas-powered-cars/6520571/
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    Sep 24, 2020 2:47 AM GMT
    metta saidGov. Gavin Newsom announces California will phase out all new gas-powered cars by 2035

    https://abc7news.com/politics/live-newsom-announces-plan-to-phase-out-all-new-gas-powered-cars/6520571/

    Signing an executive order is not a plan.
  • rip12

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    Sep 24, 2020 11:30 AM GMT
    its almost laughable really

    the state of california cant even supply enough power to meet the current demands of its residents without this mandate

    imagine when the entire fleet of automobiles become electric with all the restrictions on power generation in place - the plan seems to be to import power from other states when they cant meet demand - which can work provided those states dont have demands of their own to satisfy

    if u think about it its stupid policy that is very poorly thought through - it reminds me of all the environmental regulations imposed on industry back in the 70s and 80s that caused those industries to leave the country for other countries in the world - we were good with that

    we lost millions of jobs and exported our pollution to other countries - in my mind thats not a winning strategy
  • bro4bro

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    Sep 24, 2020 3:42 PM GMT
    Well, we'll all have flying cars by then so obviously they won't run on gas. Probably cold fusion.
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    Sep 24, 2020 4:36 PM GMT
    Gavin and the Democrats can't admit their environmentalist crusade has turned California into a tinderbox, so they'll blame climate change, the loch ness monster, or any other bogeyman they can find to try and avoid the political fallout over wildfire seasons that have only worsened under the Democrats' watch.

    But as Chuck Devore writes in Forbes, "the outrageous cost to remove a few dead trees from private land is a consequence of California's Byzantine environmental regulatory patchwork." It's not climate change that's responsible for these massive fires; "it's decades of environmental mismanagement that has created a tinderbox of unharvested timber, dead trees, and thick underbrush."

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2019/02/25/wildfires-caused-by-bad-environmental-policy-are-causing-california-forests-to-be-net-co2-emitters
  • Element1313

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    Sep 25, 2020 12:30 PM GMT
    California did that way back in 1990’s Didn’t work since you can’t dream things into existence and in reality CA doesn't have the electric grid power to power electric cars. It’s another headline grabbing idealistic nightmare.

    metta saidGov. Gavin Newsom announces California will phase out all new gas-powered cars by 2035

    https://abc7news.com/politics/live-newsom-announces-plan-to-phase-out-all-new-gas-powered-cars/6520571/
  • wild_sky360

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    Sep 25, 2020 5:50 PM GMT
    Is this order supposed to be a belated, half assed, enticement to Elon Musk not to pack up and move?