It’s become easy to spot gas prices headed to $5 a gallon. And one gas station in Los Angeles is approaching $6. In San Diego, they’re complaining about $4 a gallon gasoline. So it’s time for Governor Newsom to aid his own recall election by killing California’s car culture.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday directed the state’s top oil regulator to immediately begin crafting a regulation to halt new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024.
In addition to his order to the state’s Geologic Energy Management Division, Newsom asked the California Air Resources Board to study ways to phase out all oil extraction across the state by no later than 2045.
“The climate crisis is real, and we continue to see the signs every day,” Newsom said in a news release. “As we move to swiftly decarbonize our transportation sector and create a healthier future for our children, I’ve made it clear I don’t see a role for fracking in that future and similarly, believe that California needs to move beyond oil.”
So the only people who should be able to drive in California are Saudi rich kids in sports cars, Tesla owners who work at Facebook, and illegal aliens powering their cars with cooking oil? Not to mention anyone chauffeuring Democrats to French Laundry dinners.
There’s obviously no moving ‘beyond oil’. But lots more jobs will go away.
“Every student, every firefighter and every resident of Kern County will be hurt by the governors political announcement today,” John Spaulding, Bakersfield, Executive Secretary, Kern County Building Trades. “We will work to oppose this effort for our membership, their families, our schools and our future. I have one question for Gavin Newsom, are our jobs too dirty for you?”
Robbie Hunter, president of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, said Newsom’s actions will lead to thousands of lost jobs, exporting them to foreign countries, much like what happened after the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1992.
“This announcement, steeped in politics rather than facts and science, will bring about the loss of tens of thousands of good, middle-class, blue-collar jobs and double the cost of gasoline and diesel, adding more weight to the backs of already struggling California families,” Hunter said.
Environmentalists are complaining that Newsom hasn’t gone far enough by rounding up every pickup truck driver and forcing him to physically haul the electric cars of the Democrat elite when they run out of power.
Meanwhile the working class and middle class will pay the price for Newsom’s giveaway to Big Green. Literally.
A ban on fracking in California would make oil, and therefore gasoline, even more expensive. As Investopedia explains, “Hydraulic fracturing has helped boost the rate at which oil and gas can be extracted from wells, particularly in the United States. By increasing the current available supply, fracking helps to lower oil prices on a global scale.”