Sanders denounces Biden administration’s electric vehicle proposal

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined 15 other Republican governors to send a letter to President Joe Biden calling for an end to the administration’s electric vehicle proposal.

The rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency would require two out of every three vehicles to be battery-electric by 2023.

The other governors that also signed the letter are Idaho Gov. Brad Little, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte, Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon.

House backs GOP bill to block EPA rule on tailpipe pollution; slams plan as electric-vehicle mandate

The proposal would create a nearly tenfold increase in electric vehicle production.

The proposed regulation, announced in April, would set tailpipe emissions limits for the 2027 through 2032 model years that are the strictest ever imposed — and call for far more new EV sales than the auto industry agreed to less than two years ago.

House Republicans approved a bill in December to block the proposal, calling it a back-door mandate for electric vehicles.

The EPA says it is not imposing an EV mandate, but Republicans say the plan favors EVs and punishes gas engines, forcing Americans into cars and trucks they can’t afford.

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