Newson Signs Executive Order to Wipe Out Kern County in Twenty Five Years (or less)

In a few short years, not the 25 year deadline, Kern County will have lost its largest employer and high wage payer—the oil industry.  Thanks to the rich, white, privileged and arrogant man posing as Governor, thousands of well paying jobs will be lost.  Kern County will almost overnight (because Newsom is also using water as a weapon to kill off the County) Kern will become the poorest part of California.

“The key finding? That an 80 percent cut in oil extraction would lead to a seismic fall-off in tax revenues for local counties.

Researchers evaluated two different scenarios: one with an 80 percent decrease in oil extraction and another with the same decrease along with a 2,500-foot setback for extraction sites (a policy championed by environmentalists).

Under the two scenarios, Kern County would see a fall-off in annual tax revenue of between $24.4 and $27 million by 2045.

Fresno County, which as a vastly smaller oil production corridor, would see a county tax revenue hit of $1.37 to 1.42 million annually by 2045, researchers found.

These revenues cuts will mean higher taxes to finance the corrupt governments causing the economic disaster.  If Newsom had his way, Kern County would be demolished and instead of oil, farms and businesses.  Houses will need to be cleared off the land—so the friends of Newsom and the Democrats (remember Solyndra?) so solar and wind turbine farms can be set up..  That is the Newsom vision.

Study: Calif.’s 2045 ban on oil production would upend Kern Co. economy

Alex Tavlian, The Sun, 4/29/21

What would the impact be of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive action to halt all oil extraction by 2045?

Considerable and costly, especially for Kern County, a report released days ahead of Newsom’s announcement last week finds.

The key finding? That an 80 percent cut in oil extraction would lead to a seismic fall-off in tax revenues for local counties.

Researchers evaluated two different scenarios: one with an 80 percent decrease in oil extraction and another with the same decrease along with a 2,500-foot setback for extraction sites (a policy championed by environmentalists).

Under the two scenarios, Kern County would see a fall-off in annual tax revenue of between $24.4 and $27 million by 2045.

Fresno County, which as a vastly smaller oil production corridor, would see a county tax revenue hit of $1.37 to 1.42 million annually by 2045, researchers found.

The economic fallout of the move extends far beyond sheer tax revenues and into the job market, too.

UCSB researchers found that Kern County’s oil industry presently supports $1.26 billion in direct compensation and indirect compensation (via industries connected to the oil industry in the region) for workers.

Fresno’s production, on the other hand, currently generates a total of $234 million in direct and indirect compensation for workers.

Implementing so-called “decarbonization” efforts to cut oil extraction by 80 percent would eliminate $3.4 to 3.8 billion in direct and indirect compensation to workers in Kern County between 2019 and 2045.

For Fresno, the impacts would eliminate between $548 and $659 million in direct and indirect compensation during the same 26-year period.

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Comments

  1. Richard Cathcart says

    GADZOOKS! Those squawking ganders of Government, living and working in luxurious Sacramento, kill the oil industry and farming in California. And, where do they spend their easily earned money? Oh, that would be only in San Francisco and the Bay Area as well as Southern California’s segregated coastal communities.
    Perhaps CAlifornia’s name ought to be changed to something that is not related to royalty (you known, Queen Califa)? How about CANNEDorfornia. As in waste receptacle, the round-file.

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