U.S. EPA chief challenges California effort to mandate zero emission vehicles in 2035

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday questioned California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to require all new passenger vehicle sales in 2035 be zero-emission models. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the plan “raises serious questions regarding its legality and practicality” and said it could cause problems for the state’s electrical grid. […]

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The $4 trillion U.S. government relies on individual taxpayers

The U.S. government’s over $4 trillion annual budget, the world’s largest, relies heavily on individual wage earners whose taxes and retirement benefits are deducted from every paycheck, leaning particularly on the top 20% of income earners. Corporations pay just a fraction of what individuals do into the federal spending pool, which funds the military, transportation […]

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