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Manufacturing Leader's Statement on Gov. Newsom's Executive Order Banning Fossil Fuel Powered Cars

 Sept. 23, 2020 Sacramento, CA --  California Manufacturers & Technology Association President Lance Hastings made the following statement today regarding Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order requiring sales in California of all new passenger vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035: 

"Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order today regarding fossil fuel powered vehicles sent shock waves through the manufacturing sector that relies on a stable, reliable and affordable supply chain to make the things Californians depend on for our quality of life. Manufacturers also employ a substantial portion of the state’s middle class with 1.3 million workers and we know that families across the state are concerned and wondering about their futures over the next several years.

California’s climate goals are admirable, and we are actually reaching them ahead of schedule, and far ahead of the rest of the country. Our greenhouse gas emissions reduction program has been successful, because there was a clear and predictable process that lead to an affordable Cap and Trade system. This Executive Order introduces the most far-reaching transportation mandate any state has ever seen and minimizes the certain and tremendous expense on Californians. It’s another California-only mandate that will impact our competitiveness in the US and throughout the world.

CMTA stands ready to find more efficient ways to expand California’s ambitious goals in this area, including a comprehensive approach to all carbon-related issues - including wildfires, like the historic ones that are still burning today. We also need to re-examine our state’s infrastructure needs in order to ensure California is properly prepared for a new future that benefits all. Those are the hallmarks of a strong economy, and will allow California to be recognized as a rightful global leader."





The California Manufacturers & Technology Association, has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. Total output from manufacturing in California is $288 billion per year, 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million California workers paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. twitter: @cmta  #MakingCA

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