Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has vowed to put a halt to his state’s requirement to follow California in adopting strict rules for vehicle emissions, calling it a “ridiculous edict” that would eventually ban the sale of gas and diesel-fueled vehicles.
State officials said last week that Virginia is on track to adopt California’s new rules for transitioning to zero-emission vehicles because of a bill passed in 2021 by what was then a Democrat-controlled legislature, linking Virginia’s emission standards to California’s.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently adopted new rules to curb emissions, with a target that 100 percent of new cars and light trucks sold in California will be zero-emission by 2035….


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