Newsom bans sale of new gas-powered cars in California by 2035

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed an executive order Wednesday requiring all cars sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035.

The order focuses on new car sales, so people will be able to keep or sell their gas-powered cars after 2035. The order was part of the state’s effort to boost electric vehicles in the nation’s biggest automobile market, and fight pollution.

California’s transportation sector is responsible for more than half of carbon pollution in the state, Newsom said, and increasing carbon emissions have contributed to climate change and worsening wildfire seasons.

“Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse — and create more days filled with smoky air,” Newsom said.

The Trump administration slammed the order as overreach. “This is yet another example of how extreme the left has become,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

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