Democrats Fighting To Kill Gas Powered Vehicles

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( – On Monday, two dozen Republican state Attorney Generals took legal action against the Biden administration and California regarding setting emissions limits for trucks.

Mike Hilgers, Attorney General for Nebraska, leads the Republican AGs who petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency rule.

In a separate lawsuit, supported by 15 state AGs, Hilger claims California’s decision to phase in a ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks is unconstitutional and damaging to the U.S. economy.

In his statement regarding the legal action against the EPA and California, Hilgers asserts the emissions limits would be devastating to the logistics and trucking industries, increase prices for consumers, and impact an “untold” amount of jobs in Nebraska and the U.S.

Hilgers noted that there wasn’t a single truck charging station in Nebraska, adding that it wouldn’t be feasible to replace the fossil fuels-based infrastructure that has been built over decades with electric-based infrastructure.

However, the EPA claims its stringent emissions standards — which would take effect from 2027 to 2023 — would assist in cleaning up some of the U.S.’s sources of greenhouse gases.

Furthermore, the agency insisted that change would mean $1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions are avoided over the next thirty years.

According to the agency, restricting emissions would benefit approximately 72 million Americans who reside near freight routes used by trucks and other heavy vehicles.

In California, the state is choosing to ban the sale of buses and big rigs that run on diesel from 2036.

California’s decision comes as the state has been aggressively attempting to rid itself of fossil fuels, including rules to phase out ICE passenger vehicles, trains, and trucks, in addition to gas-powered lawn equipment.

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