- Oct 2, 2019
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035
California will phase out the sale of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 in a bid to lead the U.S. in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the state's drivers to switch to electric cars.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the United States. Although it bans the sale of new gas cars and trucks after the 15-year deadline, it will still allow such vehicles to be owned and sold on the used-car market.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the U.S. and would end the sale of new gas vehicles in the state in 15 years.
I saw this headline but couldn't find a discussion here.
Regardless of whether you think the policy is good or bad, isn't there something missing here?
Like the democratic process? Did I miss something where California now allows it's governor to set policy by dictat?
And isn't there some general principle about not being able to bind future legislatures on top of that in our legal system?
I find it strange a "journalist" would write an entire article on this without questioning these things, but did not see it mentioned in the few articles I read on this.