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Vince Fong responds to Governor Newsom's ban on gas vehicles and fracking

Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Kern County) issues the following statement regarding Governor Newsom's Executive Order, which bans fracking and gas powered vehicles:

"Reality does not care about political theater. The reality is that there are real costs and job loss, particularly in the Central Valley, due to Gavin Newsom's decisions today [Sept. 23, 2020]. The responsible thing to do right now is to ensure we have sound energy policy that will provide an affordable, reliable and sustainable path forward for everyone. Newsom is increasing costs by pushing more burdensome regulations at a time of great difficulty for many Californians. This is out-of-touch behavior at its finest."

Assemblyman Vince Fong represents the 34th Assembly District, encompassing most of Kern County including the communities of Bakersfield, Bear Valley Springs, China Lake, Frazier Park, Golden Hills, Inyokern, Lebec, Oildale, Ridgecrest, Taft and Tehachapi.