Republicans Try To Block California’s Gas Vehicle Ban

Mar 16, 2023

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By Philip Brasher

Some House Republicans, backed by corn growers and oil refiners, are trying to block California’s move to ban the sale of new gas-powered passenger vehicles.

A bill introduced by Rep. John Joyce, R-Pa., and more than 50 co-sponsors would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing waivers of provisions related to the Clean Air Act that would be needed by California to implement the ban that the California Air Resources Board adopted in August. The CARB regulations will take effect starting in 2026, when 35% of all car sales in the state must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). The mandate will increase to 68% by 2030.

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