Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has harped over “racist” roads non-stop, pushing his $1 billion taxpayer-funded grift to promote “racial equity” in roads.
But that scheme may have just hit an unexpected setback.
And Buttigieg went through the roof because one agency upstaged his “racist” roads ploy.
Democrats really give up the game when they use climate fear-mongering to push their other priorities.
For much of the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has insisted that America’s interstate highways are “racist.”
But it turns out it might not be the roads themselves so much as the trucks that travel them, if a California state agency is to be believed.
Democrats are making one insane argument after another to push their green agenda
The international Left has gone all-in on the radical environmentalist movement.
And the Democrat Party has been particularly bad on the issue in the United States.
For at least 30 years, the radical environmentalist movement has been a Trojan horse for socialism.
Leftists have openly strategized about using care for “the planet” in order to justify all sorts of regulations that take control of the economy.
And Democrats really give up the game when they use climate fear-mongering to push their other priorities.
For example, environmental leftists in California are claiming that diesel trucks are now racist.
Townhall reported that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) claimed that “the state is considering new regulations to ban the sale of all diesel semi-trucks by 2040 to fight climate change and to amend a history of ‘racist’ practice. CARB believes that the large freight trucks should be banned because the diesel emissions that are excreted from them ‘disproportionately affect low-income and minority communities due to racist zoning policies.’”
This is truly absurd and is indicative of how Democrats cynically use race in order to guilt people into adopting bad policy.
There is also zero consideration to the economic costs associated with such a ridiculous policy.
“Racist” trucks, roads, and climate “emergency” solved in one government program
Regardless of Democrats’ hopes and dreams about green technology, it is nowhere near efficient enough to service the needs of 330 million Americans, let alone a planet of 7 billion.
CARB said in a statement, “Decades of racist and classist practices, including red-lining and siting decisions, have concentrated heavy-duty vehicle and freight activities in these communities, with concomitant disproportionate pollution burdens…CARB has legal and moral obligations to lessen these burdens…Black and Latino populations experiencing significantly greater air pollution impacts than white populations…[C]ommunities in and around ports move much of the nation’s freight, and so experience pollution on a national scale in their neighborhoods.”
Warehouses and heavy freight are the biggest emitters of carbon, and for good reason.
They require a lot of energy to function, and fossil fuels are by far the cheapest and most efficient form of energy.
Trying to handle logistics for the entire state of California without diesel trucks would be a nightmare that would destroy supply chains, and cause prices to go even further through the roof.
But radical leftists don’t care about such things.
They’re too busy creating a fake reality that could never exist.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.