Skip to comments.California Mulls Ban On All Gas And Diesel Truck Fleets
Posted on 11/25/2022 9:02:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind
California's Air Resources Board has laid out a plan to ban all diesel-powered trucks that would cause inflationary ripples throughout the entire economy.
The plan would mandate that all new trucks operating around busy railways and ports be zero emission vehicles by 2024 - while all diesel trucks would be phased out by 2035, and eventually, banishing every truck and bus fleet from California roads by 2045, where feasible, according to SFGATE.
The proposed Advance Clean Fleets regulation first targets the busiest trucking areas in the state — around warehouses, sea ports and railways. The board says the pollution in these areas affects communities disproportionately.
"Many California neighborhoods, especially Black and Brown, low-income and vulnerable communities, live, work, play and attend schools adjacent to the ports, railyards, distribution centers, and freight corridors and experience the heaviest truck traffic," wrote the board, which asserts that this type of pollution creates health risks for those communities.
Representatives from the trucking and construction industries were livid at a recent hearing on the issue - where over 150 public commenters voiced their opinions ranging from the state's woefully inadequate grid, to a general lack of charging capacity to handle a massive shift to zero-emission vehicles so quickly (whose electricity would in part be generated by coal).
"The infrastructure cannot be established in the timeframe given," said American Trucking Association representative Mike Tunnell. "Fleets will have to deploy trucks that cannot do the same job as their current trucks."
Another speaker, construction company CEO Jamie Angus, pointed to logistical issues involved with charging electric vehicles.
"This will do damage to us. We don't really understand how to charge these vehicles," he said, adding "Those pieces of equipment go home with those men every day, so they'll need to be charged from home? How do you compensate that person for that?"
On the other side of the fence, environmentalists - including the Sierra Club, argued in favor of an expedited timeline to rid California roads of internal combustion engines as quickly as possible.
Maybe they can also figure out how to solve the massive logistical and economic issues that would surely ensue, as well as what to do with all that lithium when the batteries eventually go bad?
Better learn to grow your own food.
This Nation is hell-bent on suicide...
East coast states had better start the required port and transportation construction to be able to handle ALL the containership offloading...
Let California slip back into the stone ages as quickly as possible...
Cheaper if we build a new port in Mexico then get the imports that way from the Pacific Ocean.
Will add thousands of dollars to every EV because of no gas tax anymore.
“California Mulls Ban On All Gas And Diesel Truck Fleets”
Pretty much shutting down their ports, then.
Interesting, though, as it means California will do FAR MORE to stop trade between the US and China than even Trump was able to do.
Trump should cynically endorse this plan.
The liberal wackos like to use the word desert, and attach it to many different situations in poor areas. A Food Desert develops when a neighborhood BURNS DOWN all the large and small grocery stores. No grocery store is foolish enough to rebuild.
If Kalifornia actually succeeds in banning regular trucking, I can envision several outcomes. The Rich will just have all their supplies flown into their homes. Amazon, and others, will have massive growth. Amazon already delivers food, and just about everything else. The crime level will expand, and any Caucasians that are robbed will just have to get used to this form of reparations. What a brave new world Kalifornia will become.
“Cheaper if we build a new port in Mexico”
That might be true. But, they better way would be to hire hitmen and do away with the freaks in CA.
No..they’ll tax mileage.
I wish Lex Luthor succeeded.
Ask Los Zetas in Mexico to get the job done (This is a joke) lol
Liberals are beyond being educatable.
I say they need death camps, because death camps are the only way they can learn how foolish they are.
One of the railroads was looking at hauling railcars from a port in Mexico to the US.
“By 2035 and 2045.” ROTFL! This ain’t happening. This a liberal wet dream.
Much of the East Coast seems to have tied their laws to California, at least from Virginia north.
I’ll bet ten bucks that California doesn’t last past 2025
These folks (polite) need a serious intervention.
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