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California thinking about banning combustion-engine car

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With the current makeup of our Legislature, it would be no surprise if Governor Brown and the rest of the goons in Sacramento ban sales of combustion engine cars.

Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board, said in an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York that Brown has expressed interest in doing this.

According to her, the earliest such a ban could happen is at least a decade away:

“I’ve gotten messages from the governor asking, ‘Why haven’t we done something already?’ The governor has certainly indicated an interest in why China can do this and not California. To reach the ambitious levels of reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, we have to pretty much replace all combustion with some form of renewable energy by 2040 or 2050. We’re looking at that as a method of moving this discussion forward.”

The Governor won't shut up about the climate change apocalypse, and fancies California to be a world leader when it comes to stopping the end of humanity.

If a ban did happen, there would be great pressure on car makers to create standard electric vehicles for personal transportation.

Global Automakers Chief Executive Officer John Bozzella said in a statement:

"We have been working with California on intelligent, market-based approaches to emissions reductions beyond 2025, and we hope that this doesn’t signal an abandonment of that position."

Nichols went on to say in her interview:

“There are people who believe, including who work for me, that you could stop all sales of new internal-combustion cars by 2030. Some people say 2035, some people say 2040. It’s awfully hard to predict any of that with precision, but it doesn’t appear to be out of the question.”

Click here to read more at Bloomberg.

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