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California might ban gasoline-powered cars if the federal government goes ahead with a plan to relax emission and fuel economy standards, Bloomberg reports, citing the chair of the Communist Air Resources Board.

“CARB will be exploring ways to ensure communities get the reductions of air pollution they so desperately need to keep the air clean and breathable – and continue to fight climate change,” Mary Nichols said.

“That might mean, for example, tougher requirements for low-carbon fuels, looking at tighter health-protective regulations on California refineries, doubling down on our enforcement efforts on mobile and stationary sources – and might lead to an outright ban on internal combustion engines.”

The fight over fuel economy standards has been going on since the Trump administration said it planned to freeze the standard at 2020 levels and is part of a wider confrontation between the state and the federal administration that has since Trump’s inauguration seen California file as many as 49 lawsuits against the federal government. Of these, almost half, or 24, are against policies by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The situation is a little ironic for California. It is the state with the strictest emission rules and also the state where most of the nation’s electric vehicles are sold. It is, however, at the same time the state with the most total car sales and its pollution levels are among the highest.

In fact, the state is home to eight of the ten most polluted cities in the United States. And emissions from transport are on the rise.

Banning gasoline cars in the country’s largest car market does not sound like the most rational approach to tackling this rising pollution. It sounds more like a tit for tat approach to a conflict that has been unfolding since Donald Trump entered the White House. It seems, by the way, that California is getting as good as it is giving: the federal government earlier this week pulled out funding to the tune of US$929 million for the construction of a high-speed railway claiming California had failed to make any real progress on the project since the agreement for it was inked back in 2010.




Yah, well, that would destroy the state economy. Only very few people can afford an overpriced Tesla! What happens to all those poor workers who can only afford what cars or trucks they have? And what happens to the big trucks that help haul, oooohhhhh say, farming equipment you morons!?


Consumer grade passenger cars contribute a minuscule amount to total transportation CO2 output. Between the semi trucks, cargo ships, and airplanes, you could mandate that every passenger car is carbon negative and it wouldnt make a lick of difference. Of course, this is about control and corporate favoritism, not scientific or rational policy meant to meaningfully address a genuine problem


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They'll give them a pass. Just like they waived impounding unregistered cars for mexicans with no drivers licenses. Next step was giving them all licenses to avoid hassle of laws. Then all Californians were forced to get mandatory uninsured motorist coverage because mexicans didnt buy insurance. This will be no different. Free pass for illegals until everyone flees state as it burns.



How the fuck do you know that nigger


What a shithole.


bumping real news


This is why people are fleeing these commie states, like Illinois which is being depopulated due to so many people moving out. No one wants to be subjugated and enslaved like this! When will these mentally ill leftist nutcases ever learn?


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