Prop. 30 tanked – What next for clean air efforts?

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Proposition 30, the ambitious plan to combat wildfires and fund EV infrastructure throughout the state by taxing California’s wealthiest citizens failed at the ballot box in November. Early polls found broad support for the measure, but a strong opposition campaign led by Gov. Newsom and the CTA turned the tide and ultimately derailed the measure.

We spoke with Bill Magavern, Policy Director of the Coalition for Clean Air, and an author of Prop. 30, about efforts to combat pollution and climate change in the wake of Proposition 30’s defeat.

Show Notes:

:26 Prop. 30 – what happened?

4:18 “What really cost us the initiative was the opposition of Governor Newsom”

7:12 How do you get voters to support policies that might hit their pocketbooks?

9:20 A new era: sales of gas-powered vehicles will end in 2035 in California

16:00 Standardizing the charging stations

19:09 Who coordinates all these regulations?

21:09 With the budget tightening, what’s on tap for 2023?

22:35 “The largest source of air pollution in California comes from the movement of goods in the freight system”

25:58 And what about Cold Fusion?

28:28 How is the relationship with Gov.Newsom after the Prop. 30 fight?

30:33 #WWCA

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