It’s no wonder people are leaving California in droves.
Not only is the state astronomical to live in, but government regulation and restrictions are making it hard to even step outside your front door without breaking some sort of law.
The latest ban passed by Governor Gavin Newsom prohibits the sale of new gas powered cars after the year 2035.
“This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change. For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe. Californians shouldn’t have to worry if our cars are giving our kids asthma. Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse – and create more days filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines,” he said in a statement.
The California Air Resources Board will begin working on regulations that will “mandate that 100 percent of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks are zero-emission by 2035.”
Newsom used an executive order to pass the measure and does not require approval from the California legislature, which is largely Democratic.
Some Democrats are criticizing the move, saying many Californians can’t afford an electric vehicle.
“The EV’s pictured in today’s signing of the EO cost more than $50k each. How will my constituents afford an EV? They can’t. They currently drive 11-year-old vehicles. This doesn’t even take into account the strain an all electric vehicle fleet will have on our state electric grid,” tweeted California District 9 Assembly Member Jim Cooper.