California wants to do away with all diesel vehicles in 20 years

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  1. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    As if this state isn't messed up enough, new legislation introduced today would force diesel emissions to be reduced 40% by 2030 (11 years from now) and reduced 80% by 2050. In other words, they will no longer allow diesel trucks into the state by then. Of course they haven't figured out yet what that will do to the cost of shipping goods into and out of the state, and the impact on the state economy. Much like the Green New Deal, they throw these crappy ideas against the wall to see which ones will stick. The environmentalists also fail to recognize that what they call "clean energy" can have more of a negative impact on the environment than burning fossil fuels. The rare earth minerals and chemicals needed to produce our current battery production involves large and very dirty strip mines and pumping very toxic chemicals into the ground similar to fracking. Current recycling methods for batteries is also a very dirty business, and increases the cost of batteries significantly over the production of new ones.

    It's all about power and money, nothing more.

    Diesel trucks would be nearly eliminated in California under proposed law
     
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  3. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Hopefully Commiefornia is separated and flushes into the ocean by then.
     
  4. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

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    I hope they ban all internal combustion’s engines. It’ll be hilarious to watch the communists survive with covered wagons after their electrical grid takes a ####. Turn it into the third world country their immigrants fled. Of course the politicians will be exempt.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    one of these days california is just going explode into a big ball of fire due to so much stupidity... i always thought it was impossible for so much stupidity to exist in one place but their government continues to prove all of us oh so wrong time and time again
     
  6. Ridgeline

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    They do know that diesel particles actually help fight global warming but want to ignore that fact.
     
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    Puppage Road Train Member

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    If only......
     
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  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    i wouldnt mind my house in arizona haveing some beachfront property
     
  9. Tb0n3

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    For about 5 minutes. Then it's breathed in by some infant.
     
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Too bad we can’t do away with California. :biggrin_25520:
     
  11. Rubber duck kw

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    No it'll all be rainbow stew and silver spoons, with 2 unicorns in every yard.
     
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