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Youngkin Pulls the Plug on Gas Car Ban

Speaking of Biden’s inane war on oil and gas, the White House continues to move forward with its plan to ban the internal combustion engine in cars over the next decade. And progressive California is trying to tug the rest of the country with them over the EV cliff.

So it’s very good news that the Virginia governor has canceled the mandate that all cars sold in the Old Dominion must be EVs by 2035. Under a Biden-granted Clean Air Act waiver, California is the only state allowed to set air emissions standards more stringent than federal rules, and about a dozen states have chosen to follow California Governor Gavin Newsom’s lead and ban all internal combustion vehicles.  (Biden’s national version bans about 70 percent of internal combustion vehicles by model year 2032, the last year it covers.)

“Once again, Virginia is declaring independence – this time from a misguided electric vehicle mandate imposed by unelected leaders nearly 3,000 miles away” Youngkin declared. “Virginians deserve the freedom to choose which vehicles best fit the needs of their families and businesses.”

Youngkin has the voters solidly behind him. A new Mason-Dixon poll shows Virginians oppose it by 64% to 33%.  Fewer than 10% of the cars sold to Virginians last year were electric.

A new legal opinion from state Attorney General Jason Miyares makes a strong legal argument that the governor has this power.

This is a big win for freedom and consumer sovereignty in VA.

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