What needs to be done is build more newer cities and job opportunities in them (cheaper outsourcing anyone?) so the infrastructure in the bigger cities gets a chance to catch up.
That's one way to do it. Another is to look at what's causing the emissions upwind and curb them. Could be power plants. Could be dirt roads. Could be the burning of all the litter/household trash. Could be two stroke engines. Now do two things: 1. implement (stricter) standards on pollutants for new equipment, and 2. work on retrofitting existing equipment to tighter emissions standards.
You don't need a new city to require motorcycles that pollute less or to improve the electric grid to burn less coal in central steam plants and less diesel fuel at local gensets.
Where do you think the power for that electric car comes from? 75% of that power on average comes from burning coal.
Who's average? The percentage of electricity generation fueled by coal in 2015 was 38%. (EIA source, with trend) Even regionally, electricity generation from coal sources exceeded 50% in only one region in 2015 -- the Northern Plans, which represent an area defined in the north by North Dakota to Wisconsin, by the south from Kansas to Illinois (excluding Chicago Land), and less than 10% of total generation in tUSA. And even in the Northern Plains, it was less than 75%. Please show up with data and facts, not horse apples.
lobbyists that prevent Tesla from selling in Michigan without going through dealerships
Lobbyists have no such power. Legislators have that power. Lobbyists advocate positions on areas of public policy, legislators write the laws and the governor (in the case of state government) signs or vetoes. Also, Schoolhouse Rocks.
lobbyists caused a town to lose it's working gigibit fibre internet
Again, lobbyists have no such power. legislators write laws, departments with heads appointed by the executive branch draft and execute regulations, and judicial or quasi-judicial agencies determine adherence. See: Rocks, Schoolhouse.
note that the democrats put up a billboard of Trump kissing Cruz
Nope. That billboard was put up by PlantingPeace.org, "a global nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world." They may have ideas that align with the Democratic Party, and members and donors may be Democrats, but the billboard was decidedly not "put up [by] democrats[sic]."
note that the democrats put up... naked statues of Trump in several cities
Did you read your article? From TFA, "The work is signed Indecline, the name of an anonymous anarchist street art collective" By definition, anarchists are not Democrats. If, as you say, you "really want to know," I suggest you learn a little bit about American civics and read the articles you post. Or, maybe, just maybe, you're really just a shitposter yourself.
He did, via taxes. Thats the rub.. he gets to complain. Those that are a drain on the system don't.
By virtue of living in America, you get to complain. That's the 1st amendment.
By virtue of being a US citizen, 18+, and not subject to restrictions due to felony status, you get to vote. That's Article I, Section II, Clause I, as well as the 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 24th, and 26th amendments.
The amount of taxes you pay has nothing to do with the rights of Americans to complain or to vote. Your comments are, frankly, un-American (except for your exercising your right to make an un-American comment... that is distinctly American).
There was a girl in my class at school that had, STILL HAS, tits bigger than my mother when she was the age of 14. Several of them actually.
I'm going to go out on a limb and bet that this girl had exactly two tits, and that you have a really, really small mother.
How will small businesses that are just making ends meet cope with this mandate?
How do small businesses cope with mandates of elevators and wheelchair accessibility and sprinkler heads and exit signs and the thousands(!) of other code requirements?
[Buildings over 10 floors] seem to be the most ideal candidates.
Probably not. For one thing, tall buildings tend to be located near other tall buildings. Unlike low-rise buildings which are often approximately the same height, the height difference of skyscrapers can be 100s of feet. Shading becomes more of a challenge. But probably more importantly, the roof space of tall buildings is essentially too valuable -- it's needed for communication and mechanical units. Finally, skyscrapers make up a remarkably tiny percentage of roof space in San Francisco, so their inclusion or exclusion has a trivial impact on achieving the goals of the legislation.
Self-driving cars can essentially be "more polite" to the bus than the best drivers, and a hell of a lot "more polite" to the bus than most drivers. This could have a very minor or a more significant impact on trip time and/or on trip time consistency depending on a variety of factors. Note, too, that some of these items could help with streetcars, trolleys, or other rail-based at-grade transit too.
Sure, the wall wart is small potatoes. Lots of these items are small bits individually, and they all have to pass a cost/benefit test (the cost of the incremental improvement must be less than the financial savings). When you add up all the bits and bobs, the cumulative impact is significant. It's not like DOE started with wall warts. It focused initially on the biggest opportunities, and works its way down the list. It's only because
It is election time.
No it isn't, at least not generally. There are six senators that signed on:
Giving Bernie a "0 months until election" that is still an average of three years until these six are up for reelection. It's not election time.
I get that you just don't trust the US elected politicians to do the work of the people. Fine. Feel that way. But don't spew factually inaccurate nonsense because you're either too ignorant of federal elections or too lazy to look it up. Perhaps a bit more civic engagement on your part might help prevent the old business overlords, hm?
A debugged program is one for which you have not yet found the conditions that make it fail. -- Jerry Ogdin