California says all city buses have to be emission free by 2040

City BusOn the heels of a dire government report published last month about climate change and its devastating impacts, many cities and states are scrambling to find ways to curb the greenhouse gas emissions that threaten their air quality, not to mention their economies.

As is often the case, California is leading the charge, yesterday becoming the first state to mandate that mass transit agencies purchase fully electric buses only beginning in 2029, and that public transit routes be populated by electric buses alone by 2040.

The new rule is expected to require the production and purchase of more than 14,000 new zero-emission buses.

Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air and Resource Board (CARB) that voted unanimously to make California the first state with such a commitment, told the outlet Trucks.com earlier this month that California has “to push standards that are more progressive” than the federal government because of the state’s chronic air pollution, which is linked to asthma and heart disease, among other things. …

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  1. Mary Nichols, prove that CO2 is a pollutant. Prove that this minuscule gas is raising temperatures world wide. What about other times in Earths history when the “temp” got way higher than 1.5C. And Mary, why are the IPCC computer models (all 34) failing to predict the falling temps of today. And Mary and Moonbeam, why is it cooling? Could it be that the sunspot activity has stopped?

  2. I would like to see a survey of how much we have cut back on greenhouse gases since our Climate Change war began??? Anyone???

  3. I can feel all that gas tax money Prop 6’s failure protected slipping down the drain.

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