Carper Seeks Tough EPA Rules To End Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2035

May 3, 2021
Senate environment committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) is backing calls from environmentalists and states urging EPA to issue greenhouse gas standards stringent enough to phase out gas-powered vehicles by 2035, while pressing officials to model such rules on its current “Tier 3” air rules for cars and light trucks. The approach, outlined in an April 29 letter to EPA chief Michael Regan, also suggests that EPA’s standards could be crafted to achieve an interim goal of 50 percent new sales...

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