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California is moving closer to banning the sale of gasoline and diesel powered cars by 2040, as a lawmaker moves forward with a bill that would align the state with goals already set by France, China and the UK.
Phil Ting, a California Assembly member and Democrat, who is also chairman of the chambers budget committee, plans to propose a bill which will outlaw the sale of cars which produce emissions like carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide by 2040. Ting is a proponent of alternative energy, most recently proposing a bill that would issue rebates for electric car buyers in the state.
Emissions produced by the transportation sector are now the top source of greenhouse gas in the US, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A ban on the sale of new gasoline-run cars would, presumably, lower emissions considerably.