Maine Residents Criticize State's Efforts to Phase Out Gas-Powered Vehicles, Fear California-like Transformation
Maine residents have expressed opposition to a proposed statewide crackdown on fossil fuels, specifically the phasing out of gas-powered veh...
Maine Residents Oppose Statewide Crackdown on Fossil Fuels
Maine residents have expressed opposition to a proposed statewide crackdown on fossil fuels, specifically the phasing out of gas-powered vehicles. The state government is instead promoting the use of electric vehicles through incentives. The proposal is driven by concerns about climate change and is reminiscent of similar laws in California.
John Barkley, a Maine resident and former California resident, strongly criticized a proposal that could potentially turn Maine into California. He specifically mentioned Governor Gavin Newsom of California and expressed his disapproval of Newsom's policies. Barkley emphasized that he does not support any of these policies and believes that Maine should not adopt them.
Barkley, along with others, is expressing opposition to government overreach. He questions who is behind the push for this policy, suggesting that it may be driven by people living in urban areas rather than rural areas like his own peaceful and clean environment in Maine.
The article discusses the opposition in Maine to adopting policies similar to those of California, particularly those proposed by the Environmental Protection Board. The tweet from The Maine Wire highlights the sentiment that Maine does not need Governor Gavin Newsom's policies from California. Governor Janet Mills, however, has set a goal of having 219,000 electric vehicles registered in Maine by 2030. The article mentions that Maine is currently 96% away from achieving that goal.
State Representative Joshua Morris, a Republican, has expressed doubts about the practicality of a plan to promote electric vehicles in Maine. He questioned the frequency of power outages in the state and argued that if people lose power, especially during the winter, they would not be able to charge their electric vehicles.
The policy being discussed is described as bad, callous, aloof, unthinking, unfeeling, unworkable, and cruel. It is being pushed by a far-left extremist group and is criticized for not being beneficial for the people of Maine.
According to The Maine Wire, there is a proposal that requires 43% of new vehicle sales to be zero-emission by 2027 and 82% by 2032. However, some argue that this proposal does not go far enough in promoting zero-emission vehicles.
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