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Democrats aren’t joking when they claim they want to reshape the US economy via government decree. California is targeting chainsaws, weed whackers, lawn mowers, leafblowers, and other allegedly filthy off-road equipment after banning the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Saturday ordering the state’s Air Resources Board to establish rules by 2024 that “prohibit engine exhaust and evaporative emissions from new compact off-road engines” or “as soon as the state board deems is practicable, whichever comes first.” When there is a progressive will, however, the state’s regulators don’t care whether compliance is “possible.”
According to an Assembly bill analysis, “for commercial uses, there is very little market for zero-emission equipment because today’s technology is relatively expensive and requires multiple batteries and/or frequent recharging and replacement” and “may be inadequate even if money is no object, particularly when used in rural areas without convenient access to recharging,” and “may be inadequate even if money is no object, particularly when used in rural areas without convenient access to recharging.”
Is there no market? It doesn’t matter. By outlawing the existing one, Sacramento will impose a new one.
The study stated that prohibiting the sale of new small-combustion engines in tools “may have a few unexpected effects.” It may, for example, “lead to the continued use of older, dirtier engines” and “the acquisition of non-compliant engines from outside of California for use in California.” The sales increase would undoubtedly benefit Home Depot shops in Tijuana and Reno.
Democrats have pledged $30 million in subsidies to help battery-powered equipment become more affordable. However, they will not cover the whole cost difference between gas and electric tools. The cost of a zero-emission lawn mower is double that of a gas-powered mower.
The law targets the state’s 50,000 small landscaping companies, many of which are Hispanic-owned and operated. Notably, approximately one-fifth of Assembly Democrats and a third of Senate Democrats from mainly lower- and middle-income areas abstained or voted against the measure.
Many Democrats who represent working-class areas are beginning to fear that the state’s environmental regulations are pushing up the cost of living for minority groups, something you won’t see in other publications. Last October, Democratic Assemblyman Jim Cooper chastised environmental organizations for pushing legislation that raises energy prices and “systematically drives racial economic inequity and fuels environmental racism.”
The aristocratic liberals in charge of the legislature are unconcerned.
The energy supply crisis is exacerbated by poor policy decisions. Associated Press photo
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The print edition of the October 14, 2021, was published.