Goodbye, Dr. Seuss…
Goodbye, Mr. Potatohead…
And now…Goodbye, gas stations?
You truly can’t make this stuff up, folks.
But yes, a California city has just banned the building of new gas stations in anticipation for an “all-electric” future. The Golden State has proclaimed that they will no longer allow the building of petroleum-based stations.
The city of Petaluma, California is now the first US city to ban the construction of new gas pumps and stations, citing a global push toward electric vehicles and their needs…
Petaluma can also boast about being the proud owners of the dumbest city council on the planet.
The Petaluma City Council unanimously approved (not even one person dissented) a bill that will prohibit new gas pumps and support efforts to add EV charging plugs and other alternative-fuel stations.
Which means that the small city’s 16 existing gas stations can operate as usual, but won’t be able to add new pumps—though the council decision says nothing about what the protocol would be if the stations needed to replace the existing pumps.
In the bill, the council said their little city doesn’t need any more gas stations since there are already multiple within a five-minute drive from every current and planned residential area.
A Bad Bill For California
Yeah, so free-market competition be damned, right, Petaluma?
The bill states, “An inventory of current and approved gas stations shows they are, based on proximity, adequate to serve existing and planned residents dependent upon internal combustion engines. Prohibiting new gas stations serves the public interest by preventing new sources of pollution that adversely impact environmental and human health.”
I don’t even know what to say anymore, guys.
Now, I get it.
The state has gone ahead and outlawed the sale of gas-powered cars by 2030.
However, how long do you think it’s going to take the state to go FULL electric?
It won’t be by 2030…
They’ll be lucky to get there by 2050 – so there’s that.
Not to mention, what about any tourists who decide to drive to the state? What are they supposed to do? Fill up outside the state and hope they have enough gas to make it back?
It Can Only Go Downhill From Here
I…I can’t even list ALL the reasons as to why this such a stupid idea. I don’t have time.
Plus, I’m tired of it…
I’m just getting sick of it all.
I’m sick of how Liberals force their ideas and policies upon people with little regard for the democratic process.
Honestly, this is the dumbest idea since AOC decided we should ban hamburgers and air travel.
Actually, it may be dumber!
Banning gas stations from being built?!
This is the future we’re looking at!
Here’s what makes me nervous: as crazy as banning gas stations are, if the Liberals are going to embrace this “cancel all things POTENTIALLY harmful,” maybe they actually WILL follow through with banning hamburgers and air travel?.
And that’s NOT sarcasm…
The way we’re headed, we could absolutely become the nation that AOC’s Green New Deal outlines – because apparently politicians know better about what’s good for Americans than what we know is good for us ourselves.
It’s only going to get worse from here, guys…
So, we need to stop their advance ASAP!
The 2022 Congressional elections are going to be EXTREMELY important and telling for the direction that America is headed.
Stay vigilant, patriots…
Our nation is in peril.
“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” ― John F. Kennedy