社評 0826 2035 年加州將全面禁售汽油車輛
加州政府通過在2035 年後全面禁止汽油或柴油車輛， 以面對大氣層變化帶來的嚴重危機，其中驕車、卡車、貨車是造成大氣層污染之最大原因。
加州政府規定，在2026 年後在加州出售之百分之三十五車輛必須是零污染排放，到2030 年要達到百分之六十八之目標， 但是駕駛人仍然可以繼續使用舊的汽車。
根據政府統計數字， 今年頭三個月在加州出售之車輛百分之十六是電動車，過去十二年來加州政府已經補助十億美元 ，補助買電車的人，但是目前面臨的問題是充電站還是不夠。
世界氣候變遷已經嚴重造成各種天然災害、 天災颶風、 地層下陷、 洪水頻傳， 都是由于碳排放及世界過度開發所造成。
我們極力贊成發展新能源來挽救氣候之繼續惡化，這也是地球人類共同之难題， 加州成為人口最多之大州， 也為其他州樹立典範。
今年十一月，全美三十六個州之州長將進行改選， 主要面對之政見包括新冠疫情、 堕胎、経濟問題，更多女性候選人參加了各州之初選， 共有六十九位女性要參加州長選舉，其中二十三人已經取得選舉人資格。
由于女性一般掌管家庭收支， 她們對經濟問題特別敏感， 當她們成為州長時， 對於経濟問題也特別重視。
今年年底之全國大選， 將是民主共和兩黨短兵相接之火爆競選， 我們真誠寄望在全國各州及參眾兩院選出新的領導人， 能以新人新政。
California Will Ban Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2035
The California Air Resource Board has voted in favor of banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in the state by 2035.
The goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles was introduced as an executive order by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2020. The law requires all new vehicles sold after 2035 to be zero emission. Gas emissions are the reason the public health and welfare is hurting as well as endangering the environment in multiple and interrelated ways. According to a survey, more than 40% of California drivers are planning to buy an electric car as their next vehicle.
We welcome the new rule of California to change the way we have been driving cars. We also would like to see more electric cars in the future.
Record Number Of Women Are Running For Public Office
Thirty-six states will be heading for elections of their governors and these races will spotlight on Covid-19, abortion, and inflation issues.
Sixty-nine women have filed to run for governor. So far, twenty-three women have won the primaries. Currently, only nine women serve as governors. After this year’s elections, there may be more than twelve women who will become governor.
In both parties, a number of women are winning primaries for governor. At least fifteen women in the Democratic party and eight in the Republican party have won their primaries.
Most women now are making a majority of the economic decisions for their households. With that in mind, when they become governor, they will pay more attention to housing, transportation and childcare issues.
We are so glad that the political positions in the nation will change to new leadership soon. We really need new blood and leadership to lead us out of this difficult time.