Senator Joni Ernst’s campaign says Iowans should be concerned with the cozy relationship between Theresa Greenfield and “radical environmentalists” who are “bankrolling” Greenfield’s campaign.
The Democrat Party in California is hoping to phase out gasoline-powered vehicles in the Golden State by 2035.
As National Public Radio reports:
“California will phase out the sale of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 in a bid to lead the U.S. in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the state’s drivers to switch to electric cars. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the United States. Although it bans the sale of new gas cars and trucks after the 15-year deadline, it will still allow such vehicles to be owned and sold on the used-car market.”
“There’s no bigger insult to Iowa farmers and energy producers than watching Theresa Greenfield stand with an extreme liberal party that has just moved to eliminate gasoline-powered cars in California,” said Joni Ernst spokesperson Melissa Deatsch. “The radical ideas coming from Greenfield’s allies will destroy Iowa’s rural economy. First, they come for Iowa’s ethanol industry, next it’ll be Iowa’s beef producers. Greenfield stands with radical environmental extremists, not farmers. Iowa can’t afford Theresa Greenfield.”
According to a Sept. 3 article on The Hill, NextGen America is aiding Greenfield in her quest for the Senate seat.
NextGen America was founded by Tom Steyer in 2013. Steyer is focusing his energy and resources on climate change, fighting for racial justice and “putting people — not corporations — in charge of our democracy.”