Governor Gavin Newsom, issued an executive order to require all new cars sold to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035 and threw his support behind a ban on the controversial use of hydraulic fracturing by oil companies. California will be the first state in the nation to limit new car sales to 100% zero-emission vehicles in 15 years, but just the 16th country to have done so, as 15 other countries have already have committed to phasing out gas-powered cars.
Newsome will not prohibit either the ownership, use or sales of used internal combustion engine cars, nor did he take executive action to ban the controversial oil extraction method known as fracking but instead he called on the state Legislature to do so, setting up what will be a contentious political fight when lawmakers reconvene in Sacramento next year. He further orders the Air Resources Board to immediately begin drafting regulations to achieve the ban by 2035, which is the “goal.”
Read more at the Los Angeles Times: “Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban”