As the woke agenda continues to invade every facet of our modern, mad society, there are certain staples of our existence that will soon go the way of the Dodo.
Sure, we’re going to see a lot more sustainability in our everyday lives, with coal power being phased out in some parts of the country, and a vast number of restaurants doing away with things like plastic straws.
But now, one US state is going so far as to ban the sale of gasoline powered vehicles, and within the decade!
California on Thursday is expected to put into effect its sweeping plan to prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, a groundbreaking move that could have major effects on the effort to fight climate change and accelerate a global transition toward electric vehicles.
“This is huge,” said Margo Oge, an electric vehicles expert who headed the Environmental Protection Agency’s transportation emissions program under Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. “California will now be the only government in the world that mandates zero-emission vehicles. It is unique.”
And just how serious is it?
The rule, issued by the California Air Resources Board, will require that 100 percent of all new cars sold in the state by 2035 be free of the fossil fuel emissions chiefly responsible for warming the planet, up from 12 percent today. It sets interim targets requiring that 35 percent of new passenger vehicles sold in the state by 2026 produce zero emissions. That would climb to 68 percent by 2030.
The move marks a major shift in the way that California will address the idea of climate change, but will almost certainly anger a great many Americans who’ve long held a national fondness for our long heritage of automotive excellence.