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California to consider banning combustion engine cars?

September 26, 2017

  You read the headline right, I am not making this up. California is considering following China’s “lead” and banning combustion engine cars. (All gas engine vehicles.)

Here is more:

The internal combustion engine’s days may be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed to achieve long-term targets for cleaner air.


Governor Jerry Brown has expressed an interest in barring the sale of vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines, Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board, said in an interview Friday at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. The earliest such a ban is at least a decade away, she said.

California Governor Jerry Brown is upset the process has not started already:

“I’ve gotten messages from the governor asking, ‘Why haven’t we done something already?’” Nichols said, referring to China’s planned phase-out of fossil-fuel vehicle sales. “The governor has certainly indicated an interest in why China can do this and not California.”

What more needs to be said?

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium


11 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce permalink
    September 26, 2017 10:19 pm

    Your point is? Of course Moonbeam wants to eliminate anything that provides freedom and independence to the citizens of the Peoples Republic of Californians. While I’m not saying he wants to be a dictator, (maybe he does) he would love CA to be like china 30 years ago with everyone on a bike, wearing pajamas, depending on government of housing and jobs.

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  2. Brittius permalink
    September 27, 2017 3:49 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Heltau permalink
    September 27, 2017 4:00 am

    Get out of mexafornia NOW, while the getens good.

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  4. Dr. Jeff permalink
    September 27, 2017 5:18 pm

    There’s a reason he’s called Governor Moonbeam. It’s always a source of dismay to me that we elected him again, after his first time as Governor, back in the late 70’s.

    It’s amazing that they are talking about eliminating gas driven automobiles when there are absolutely no viable alternatives in the state. There used to be fairly good rail service between San Diego and San Francisco, but they tore out the tracks North of Los Angeles some years ago.

    The Los Angeles/Orange Country area, which is one vast urban area, roughly 90 miles on it’s long axis and functionally including most of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, making the area about 90 mile on its’ East/West axis, has no viable public transportation.

    What public transportation we do have, such as the L.A./Orange County bus system is publicly considered a bad joke. It’s laid out on totally dysfunctional lines and usually turns a 15 or 20 minute drive in the a 2 hour trip.

    The only transportation project in the whole state is the bullet train and that isn’t even planned to go anywhere useful for another 12 years! Anyone here think that it will be finished on time? How far over budget do you think it will go?

    That makes Jerry Brown’s no internal combustion policy even more ridiculous.

    Despite all the jokes, our freeway system and our street system actually works pretty well. That’s especially true considering that it’s working well beyond the original design capacity.

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    • September 27, 2017 6:56 pm

      I guess he thinks this will force people into coming up with alternatives but you would think you would have an alternative in place first, but what do I know?


  5. Dr. Jeff permalink
    September 27, 2017 5:26 pm

    P.S. I remember L.A. smog from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Sometimes it got so thick that breathing hurt. We haven’t seen anything even remotely as bad in the last 40 years. Don’t forget that there are a lot more people and cars here now than there were then. The automotive pollution controls work very well and the engineers are getting good power from the engines.

    My Mustang 5.0 GT pumps out an honest 435 horsepower, roughly 1.4 horsepower per cubic inch. Fuel economy can be pretty good, but varies inversely with how much fun I’m having.

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    • September 27, 2017 6:58 pm

      But how can this be that the smog is better now than it was back then with more cars on the roads? Of course it has to do with the pollution controls already in place but yet the governor wants to ignore the progress the state has made while at the same time claiming it is worse than ever and that is because this is all really about government control.


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