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View Poll Results: Do you support Gov. Inslee's plan to eliminate new vehicles using fossil fuels by 2030?
YES!! 7 16.67%
I support it in principle, but the timeline is too ambitious and impractical. 4 9.52%
No, forget this. 30 71.43%
other (please explain below) 1 2.38%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-16-2019, 05:07 PM
Status: "think locally, act yokelly." (set 20 days ago)
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...-cars-by-2030/

Gov. Jay Inslee is one of 23 vying for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2030. He is passionate about climate change, and has made it his #1 issue.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday released his...blueprint for combating climate change, including a 2030 ban on the sale of new cars, light trucks and buses powered by gasoline, diesel or natural gas.
The plan relies heavily on federal regulatory action...
So existing vehicles would be grandfathered, similar to what was done with Pres. Clinton's 1994 assault weapon ban. New manufacture and sale would be entirely banned.

Some experts have said that we only have 12 years left to address climate change. After that--TOO LATE! Gov. Inslee's proposal would actually just beat the deadline. What do you think?
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:13 PM
Status: "think locally, act yokelly." (set 20 days ago)
 
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Inslee (D, WA) is in his second term as Governor. Before that he was a US house member. He was rep from Central Washington until 1994 when he lost his seat, largely over his support for the 'assault weapon' ban.

He then moved to Bainbridge Island (near Seattle) ran for US House from there, won, and served 6 terms until becoming governor.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:31 PM
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Idiotic and has disaster written all over it. Imagine being a lower income person who can only afford a used car today. By 2030 prices of used combustion engine vehicles will drastically increase, and those people will be the ones feeling the most pain.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:36 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...-cars-by-2030/

Gov. Jay Inslee is one of 23 vying for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2030. He is passionate about climate change, and has made it his #1 issue.



So existing vehicles would be grandfathered, similar to what was done with Pres. Clinton's 1994 assault weapon ban. New manufacture and sale would be entirely banned.

Some experts have said that we only have 12 years left to address climate change. After that--TOO LATE! Gov. Inslee's proposal would actually just beat the deadline. What do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znpNRpe8fFU




When liberties are taken, tyrants will be eliminated.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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He is an idiot.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Southern West Virginia
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This is such a stupid idea and shows why Democrats lost the presidency in 2016. The national party has moved so far to the left, and I say that as a Democrat myself. I’ll also add that the Republicans have gone much further to the right since the 80s.

This is why Democrats will continue to lose key swing states in the presidential election.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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It's not that far-fetched and in line with industry objectives. Ford, for example, is investing over $11 billion in electric vehicle development and planning to offer 40 models by 2022 with 16 all-electric and the others hybrids. Eleven billion is a whole lot of high paying jobs, people. I wish you righties would just stop the knee-jerk opposition to change. Change is good. Tech is good. Addressing climate threats is going to be an economic boon to any nation or region that embraces it.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:34 PM
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It's not that far-fetched and in line with industry objectives. Ford, for example, is investing over $11 billion in electric vehicle development and planning to offer 40 models by 2022 with 16 all-electric and the others hybrids. Eleven billion is a whole lot of high paying jobs, people. I wish you righties would just stop the knee-jerk opposition to change. Change is good. Tech is good. Addressing climate threats is going to be an economic boon to any nation or region that embraces it.
There is nothing knee-jerk about understanding the basic economics of what this will do to many lower income folks who will no longer be able to afford a vehicle.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:10 PM
Status: "think locally, act yokelly." (set 20 days ago)
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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From just the other day:



btw, according to Morning Consult Inslee has more than tripled in national polling, from .3% to 1.0%. I do wish he had worn a helmet during that electric scooter ride, especially since he did not always look where he was going, looking instead at the camera person.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:15 PM
 
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I think its a campaign ploy.
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