California to Blackmail Trump: Failure to Give $$ for Train Scam> We will OUTLAW Gas Driven Cars–LOL

Do you have to be a totalitarian, economic illiterate, sadist to work as a top official in Newsom’s Progressive/Radical government?  It looks like it.  A silly, administrator is threatening President Trump.  If the President does not give money for the scams and payoffs to union and special interest for the train to nowhere, the State of California will BAN gas driven cars.  Then the people will have no way to get to work or home.  But, they will have a way to drive out of the craziest place since the “Cuckcoo’s Nest”.

““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,” Nichols said in draft remarks prepared for an event Thursday.

“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.”

Nichols was set to deliver the remarks during a meeting with California air quality and transportation agencies. Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not immediately respond to an emailed request seeking comment.

When will the people of California revolt and demand, hones, mentally healthy officials.  It looks like Trump, by refusing to abuse taxpayers has hit a nerve of the Democrats.  We the people will be harmed if honest government prevails is the goals of Newsom and his buddies.  I hope the GOP stands up to this and makes it a key issue in 2020.

California regulator threatens ban on gasoline engines

JENNIFER DLOUHY,  Bloomberg, 5/17/19 

Mary Nichols: “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.”

WASHINGTON — California’s top environmental regulator is threatening to enact tougher pollution rules that could include a ban on vehicles that burn petroleum-based fuels in retaliation for the Trump administration’s plan to relax vehicle emission standards.

The move — which would be a first in the U.S. — marks an escalation in the clash between Washington and Sacramento that would increase uncertainty for carmakers in the nation’s biggest auto market.

California has already gone to court to fight the Trump administration’s determination that current vehicle emission and fuel economy standards are too stringent. Now, California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols is arguing that the state will match any relaxation of federal auto rules with its own more stringent anti-pollution requirements on everything from fuel to the refineries producing it.

“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,” Nichols said in draft remarks prepared for an event Thursday.

“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.”

Nichols was set to deliver the remarks during a meeting with California air quality and transportation agencies. Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not immediately respond to an emailed request seeking comment.

President Donald Trump’s administration is developing a final plan for easing tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions standards and fuel economy requirements, after proposing to cap the mandates at 37 miles per gallon after 2020. Under existing Obama-era rules, fuel economy requirements are set to rise to 47 mpg.

Uncertain future

The administration in February terminated months of talks between federal regulators and California officials to maintain a common standard. Automakers had urged the two sides to reach an agreement to avert a prolonged legal battle with California, which has unique authority to establish its own emissions rules.

The fight has already caused uncertainty for the auto industry, threatening to undermine business plans heavily reliant on predictability. A prolonged court battle over mileage mandates could upend technology development and investment plans for the U.S., even as European countries press on with tougher requirements.

But Nichols’ comments show increasing peril for other industries too, particularly oil refineries. California already encourages zero-emission vehicles and legislation proposed in the state last year would mandate them by 2040. An outright ban on new vehicles powered by liquid, oil-based fuels would be unprecedented in the U.S.

Britain, China, India and other nations have announced their own plans to phase out conventional vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Tough limits

Even without that step in California, refiners could be hit with tougher limits on pollution at their facilities and more stringent fuel requirements.

Nichols casts the moves as a possible necessary step to offset additional air pollution that could be unleashed by Trump easing auto standards.

“The federal rule will pump hundreds of millions of tons of climate-changing gases into the atmosphere, and will increase the amount of smog-forming pollution in our most polluted cities,” Nichols says in her prepared remarks. “Steps may be needed to keep moving forward to fight climate change and continue to protect public health if it ever goes into effect.”

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Comments

  1. CaliExpat says

    Hey Nichols! Eff off, ya freakin’ idiot….

    Actually, this is getting good….

    Newsom and the current crop of mostly idiotas in CA government are so ENRAGED and filled with Trump Derangement Syndrome that they’re finally going to awaken and enrage the lazy, politically disconnected CA voter schlub who’s just trying to make a living in this formerly Golden State…

    Maybe THEN we can #RecallNewsom and replace him with someone with a brain, and some economic training to manage the state effectively and tell the unions to go pound sand…

    It’s a longshot, but these fools are making it more plausible on a weekly basis….

    Go Trump!
    Go Moorland!
    Go McClintock!
    #RecallNewsom
    #JailBecerra
    #Jail Padilla
    #InstitutionalizeWaters

  2. James Coles says

    Bwahahah hahaha bwahahah hahaha bwahahah… California!!
    State to Trump: “I hate you so much I’m gonna peck both my eyes out with a sharp stick”!!!
    Loons.

  3. Reduction in air pollution they so desperately need?

    Here is the history according to the State of Calif. As of 2000, using 1960 at a baseline CARB stated that southern Calif. was in the process of elimination of the “LAST 2% OF AIR POLLUTION.” The estimated that using then current technology this would be achieved by 2010. But Caliif. did something incredible stupid they madated alcohol in gas that when burned increased organic residue and when hit by the sun increased the ozone in the air. Hello. This year CARB bellowed out that air pollution was getting worse and that it had hit the 2008 levels. Hummm but 2008 levels were almost zero. Which is it?

    Not only that but the air quality around the nation has been getting better so when L.A. is compared to other cities and the statement is we don’t rank very high it is a false and misleading statement. To be fair the reader there isn’t enough space to take on particulates….but there is another game of magic numbers.

    This monent in truth is brought to you by Cars Are Basic, Inc. a non-profit.

    • Not to mention they are responsible for the MTBE’s that CARB introduced into gasoline to curb air pollution, and ended up contaminating the states groundwater with carcinogens. Useless idiots!

  4. Jay Baggett says

    Perhaps time for a voter initiative requiring elected officials and public employees to use public transportation while doing official business. Also, no comping for cost of gas when using their own vehicle for official business. Let them lead us back to Eden by example.

  5. tomsquawk says

    Can a state be kicked out of the United States?

  6. askeptic says

    The two most destructive and/or corrupt agencies within the California Government for many decades have been the Air Resources Board (CARB), and the Coastal Commission (CCC). Mary Nichols is nothing more than a petty bureaucrat/dictator without a lick of sense, but absolutely sure of the correctness of her actions – no matter who they hurt or destroy.

  7. It is past time for the state of Jefferson

  8. Damocles says

    Ahhhh , looks like it will be Newsom that finally unites ALL parties against the new world takeover through communist socialism in Californiastan by placing a burden so great upon their shoulders that they can no longer lie to themselves and have to pull their heads out of their , uh, Posterior region and finally see that the self appointed ” Elite ” have no answers to anything other than making themselves richer and more powerful.
    I think Judge Jeanine said it best , many of our Political figures do not represent the people and have not for many years. They are there only to serve themselves not the people to further their agendas for more money and power at the expense of the people that they swore to represent.
    From the sword of—–

  9. The gas prices here are going so high anyway and Newsom says he has no idea why . But didn’t mention the 59 cent tax he puts on gasoline and another 18 cents per gallon going on in July which will bring it up to 77 cents to the state. Newsom is a crook and he stole the election by harvesting votes and they also got all republicans out by harvesting votes. We live in the most corrupt state in america

  10. Donald Davis says

    I think it is time to do away with newsom, the sooner the better.

  11. Robert Mosemak says

    CARB is a bunch of appointed democrat ass kissers who phoney up statistics to create rules like they did with the truckers. no over sight, these liberal power hungry jerks.

  12. Robert Mosemak says

    CARB is a bunch of appointed democrat ass kissers who phoney up statistics to create rules like they did with the truckers. no over sight, these liberal power hungry jerks.

  13. VHS66-and never going backto CA says

    Think what this might do to Military People forced to serve in Commiefornia and their ability to drive their vehicles legally licensed in other states as the military folks are NOT CA residents.

  14. Lot of money at play here in the State of Confusion o the W. Coast….Ca is being forced to give back $1B or more for publicly stating they were not going to continue the transit scam…the need to rid the state of left wing influence and the moneyed supporters waiting to make the buys in conjunction with state repression is a imperative, if there is no move to end the cronyism and the socialistic intrusion, the corruption will grow, the criminal element is already a growing cancer and the state leadership wants more criminal influence to help with suffocating the economic ability of this state…..We could use the Yellow Vest tax rebellion and a major change of political direction……

  15. Johannes Odijk says

    Can we ban effen democRATs in MY state. That train is the biggest scam ever foisted on California tax payers. Jerry Moonbeam needs to be procecuted for stealing, most of the billions wasted went to developers, his buddues.

  16. Newsome and the Democrats are beyond stupid and out of control, ban cars, that means no one can get to work to pay their taxes, employers won’t have any money for payroll taxes because they will have no employees. Can these people be any more disconnected from reality??? Every day they kill their own party, the death of the democratic party, destroyed by their blind agenda to take down our President, who is untouchable!!!

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