As people around the world experience shortages and empty store shelves, it is easy to blame the lockdowns. Though this policy failed to stop COVID, it was particularly effective in damaging the economy.
But we can’t give all the credit to the lockdowns, apparently global warming extremists have to receive at least an honourable mention.
And for that, we only have to turn to California to find out why.
There are hundreds of container ships sitting idle off the coast of California waiting to have their cargo unload. Some have been waiting weeks.
The Conservative Tree House explains why this is happening:
The trucking issue with California LA ports, ie the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), is that all semi tractors have to be current with new California emissions standards. As a consequence, that mean trucks cannot be older than 3 years if they are to pick up or deliver containers at those ports. This issue wipes out approximately half of the fleet trucks used to move containers in/out of the port. Operating the port 24/7 will not cure the issue, because all it does is pile up more containers that sit idle as they await a limited number of trucks to pick them up. THIS is the central issue.
READ: The California Version of The Green New Deal and an October 16, 2020, EPA Settlement With Transportation is What’s Creating The Container Shipping Backlog – Working CA Ports 24/7 Will Not Help, Here’s Why
Maybe it is just a coincidence, but am I the only one noticing that it is usually the same politicians who are pushing both the man-made global warming extremist policies and the lockdowns.
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