Virginia poised to adopt California vehicle GHG, ZEV programs

February 19, 2021
The Virginia Senate has approved legislation adopting California’s low-emission vehicle (LEV) and zero emissions vehicle programs, paving the way for the state to become the first state in the South, and the 15th state nationally, to embrace California’s LEV rules. The state senate’s move comes with the Biden administration expected to reaffirm California and other states’ authority to implement vehicle GHG emissions programs more-stringent than federal standards, under decades old Clean Air Act language allowing other states to adopt California’s...

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