Don't California My Delaware
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I oppose harmful CALIFORNIA GREEN NEW DEAL POLICIES IN DELAWARE
Stand up for rural Delaware and our farmers by signing our petition to contact Governor Carney and his administration today and tell them you oppose adoption of ACC II. Don’t let them California our Delaware!
Rural Delaware Deserves a Break from Forceful EV Policies
The subsidization of electric vehicles (EVs) in lieu of traditional cars and trucks disproportionately affects rural Delawareans. Unsurprisingly, California politicians have been consistently and proactively harmful in its EV policymaking. In October 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that will require “all new cars and passengers trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles” by 2035. Also known as Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II), these regulations effectively ban all gas-powered vehicles by 2035.
Now, they want to try and bring these radical policies to Delaware. In 2007, Delaware was one of the 17 states who adopted California’s “Advanced Clean Cars” regulations, and are now considering adopting the next phase and banning all internal combustion vehicles by 2035. The state’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DRNEC) is reviewing the potential adoption of ACC II, despite multiple voices from rural communities expressing their opposition.
Stand up for rural Delaware and our farmers by contact your legislator today and telling them you oppose adoption of ACC II. Don’t let them California our Delaware!
What They’re Saying
See AAC II in the local news
“…forcing citizens and businesses to buy and operate vehicles they may not want.”
– Delaware State Rep. Jesse Vanderwende
“…taking hardline positions like banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles and implementing California’s EV policies, are likely a step too far for a strong majority of Delawareans.”
“High costs, not having a sufficient number of charging stations, and environmental harm from batteries are the main concerns…”
This is “the government telling you that you have no choice, especially right now when we are having tremendous issues with inflation.”