EPA to Announce New Limits on Polluting Tailpipe Emissions

Rules will spur purchases of electric cars and trucks

Electric vehicles are a critical part of our climate solutions.

April 12, 2023 (BOSTON, MA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to announce new limits on tailpipe pollution from cars and trucks that will significantly boost the number of electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“Once again the Biden Administration is trying to cover its ongoing support for fossil fuels with half measures on climate,” said CLF Senior Vice President of Law and Policy Kate Sinding Daly. “The new standards fall short of President Biden’s stated ambitions and those of major auto manufacturers to convert 100% of the cars sold in the U.S. to electric by 2035. The pollution rules announced today simply won’t get us there, so we’ll continue to push states and the federal government to adopt California’s much stricter emissions regulations.”

The new pollution limits are designed to ensure that electric cars represent more than half of all new cars sold in the United States by 2030, with that number rising as high as 67 percent of new car sales by 2032. CLF has joined other groups in calling for 100 percent of new car sales to be electric by 2035, but the new rule stops short of that goal.

CLF experts are available for further comment.