Newsom wants every car sold in California to be zero emissions vehicles by 2035

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Governor Newsom aims to cut carbon emissions in California by requiring all vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. Photo by Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday that would require every passenger car and truck sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. The hope is to eventually phase out all gas operated vehicles all together. 

It’s part of his plan to mitigate climate change. He called for bold action to eliminate emissions from transportation, purportedly California’s biggest source of emissions. But how likely is it for his plan to succeed?

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Guest:
Tony Barboza - environment reporter, LA Times - @tonybarboza

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin