Climate Change/Trumpolution Open Thread
Donald Trump has ordered the federal government to undo President Obama's superb work to battle climate change, clearing way for more pollution, more dirty air and water, and worsen the crisis of climate change. Nothing more could be expected of an administration that should themselves be dated in fossils.
By the way, every "liberal" who did not vote or voted for anyone other than Hillary Clinton last November, this is on you.
But a battle cry is rising up against the Russian agent in the White House, from the largest and economically most powerful of these United States: California. Amidst the sound of the demolition of GOP hopes of undoing Obamacare, the Golden State pushed forward last Thursday with progressively higher emission standards and requiring automakers to sell more zero emission cars.
California may also be soon entertaining the idea of generating ALL of our electricity from renewable means, and California utilities are moving to invest $1 billion in electric transportation infrastructure, including charging stations.
You can drill all you want, but if the largest markets are not buying your product because they have cars with lower emissions, there's a word for what would cause the demise of the pollution industry. Capitalism.
California has its own rules under the Clean Air Act because of a waiver. The waiver, having been issued, will be hard to revoke, and if the Trump administration tries, Jeff Sessions will find himself quickly subject to ass-kicking by Xavier Becerra. 12 other states follow California's rule.
Yes, we can.
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