California to Ban Gas-Fueled Cars by 2035

California to Ban Gas-Fueled Cars by 2035

September 23, 2020

There have been some unexpected headlines in the year 2020, but this may be the most radical of them all: Newsom calls for California ban on new gas fueled cars by 2035. This morning, Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) signed an executive order stating just that, banning new gasoline-fueled vehicles within 15 years in a bid to combat climate change.

Newsom provided the usual talking points as an explanation for California’s most radical policy yet.

This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change,” said Newsom. “For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe.” 

Unsurprisingly, and very justifiably, this has caused backlash from numerous industries, politicians and business leaders throughout the state.

California Business Roundtable President Rob Lapsley said in an interview that the “radical step” to ban internal combustion engines “makes no sense” and is a rushed decision, with no guarantee of affordability for many who live in an already-expensive state.

California is the closest state to implementing the Green New Deal, and events in just the past few weeks have proven the dangers of their extreme efforts as Californians have had to live with blackouts due to the state’s shortage of energy. Rather than pursue practical, cost-effective solutions in the wake of Covid-19’s economic fallout, Newsom is implementing a massive overreach that will cost his residents even more.

California is already one of the most expensive states to live in, and the people of California deserve to have options in terms of how they spend their money and live their lives. This is just the most recent example of the eco-left being either deaf to Americans’ current economic situation or ignoring it to relentlessly pursue their own political agenda.