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    CA Gov. Newsom signs executive order banning sale of new gas and diesel vehicles by 2035

    CA Gov. Newsom signs executive order banning sale of new gas and diesel vehicles by 2035

    Sure to feed the exodus from California.
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    California’s businesses are struggling to recover for prolonged pandemic shutdowns. Its citizens are battling the effects of wildfires and power outages.

    Sensible state political leaders would take these extreme emergencies as an opportunity to look how other similarly sized states (e.g., Florida and Texas) are handling public health and land use issues, and revise their plans to include policies and procedures that actually work.

    However, nobody who has followed California politics for any length of time will claim Governor Gavin Newsom is sensible about anything not involving the obtaining and retaining of power. He has just signed an executive order on Monday that aims to ban the sale of new internal combustion engine cars in the state by 2035.

    The order directs the California Air Resources Board to develop a phase-out plan that would require 100 percent zero-emissions personal use and dryage vehicles by 2035 and as many medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicle applications deemed feasible by 2045.

    “Pull away from the gas pumps,” Newsom said. “Let us no longer be victims of geopolitical dictators that manipulate global supply chains and global markets.”

    California is both the largest new car market in the U.S., with 1.8 million vehicle sales in 2019, and also accounts for the most electric car purchases of any state.

    Newsom’s order does not ban people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market. It simply ends the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in the state of nearly 40 million people (at least that’s the current number).

    The automotive industry had been working to increase the market share of electric cars, and had not anticipated this doubling down on green justice policies from Newsom.

    Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights at the auto pricing site, said Newsom’s announcement “does seem like this is a significant shot fired against” the internal combustion engine.

    She expects the California announcement to trigger high-level meetings at all the auto companies which were moving toward electric vehicles but didn’t expect a zero-emissions mandate in 15 years. Automakers may have to rethink manufacturing and capital spending plans because of the mandate, she said.

    Many Californians are pointing out both the poor timing and the poor policy.

    Many Californians aren’t going to wait until 2035 to respond to the Governor’s latest decree.

    A poll conducted late 2019 by the University of California at Berkeley found more than half of California voters have given ‘serious’ or ‘some’ consideration to leaving due to the high cost of housing, heavy taxation, or political culture.

    According to Census data in 2018 more than 86,000 people left California for Texas, nearly 70,000 left for Arizona and about 55,000 left for Washington, according to NBC.

    For those who don’t wish to move, perhaps the Recall Gavin Newsom effort might be their best hope.

    A statewide campaign that’s underway to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office has an enthusiastic presence in Shasta and Siskiyou counties.

    Two previous recall efforts weren’t successful but the regional manager in charge of collecting signatures in nine Northern California counties says the organization has better experience this time around.


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    thelip95032 | September 24, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    What a joke this guy is, California can’t keep the lights on in peoples homes but he is making sure everyone owns a EV that they will not be able to charge.

    B Buchanan | September 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Now that this has been out for a day or so I am surprised at the positive reception Newsom’s EO has received – especially from people in my church! To sum up the response it has been, “Finally! Someone has done something real to address Climate Change!” The nuclear physicist I know is pleased as punch! Are they seeing something I’m not? Am I smarter than them? I see so many problems with this in the future that it will become an absolute nightmare.

    I would like to say the auto mfgrs would decide to quit selling cars in Cali, but they’ll probably drop to their knees like Harris and kowtow for the market share.
    If I was the governor of a state selling Cali electricity the cost would be high enough to subsidize the people of my state for at least half their normal bills.

    This guy even looks like a stark raving lunatic. I can gurantee you that there will still be gas and diesel cars and trucks running up and down Commiefornias roads and highways in 2135. There’s nothing else to do the job. Therefore talking gibberish about it today is utterly irrational because you can’t replace gas and oil. There’s nothing else on this planet to do the job and any hogwash about doing so is just that. Can’t be done. Won’t be done. Period. Sad, true. But the universe cares not. It gave us fossil fuels and that’s what we have to work with. All the leftard gibberish in the commiecrat party won’t change that. Now we could run leftards through a still and run a few weeks off that but it’s not really going to help with pollution.

    “….but they’ll probably drop to their knees like Harris”

    You really want to go there?

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